Only Indian to be listed in Hurun’s Global 40 and under Self-Made Rich List 2019

By SK Kapoor.

Founder and CEO of Paytm , Vijay Shekhar Sharma is a proud Indian to get featured on the Hurun Global 40 and under Self-Made Rich List 2019.

39 year-old , Paytm CEO , stood at 36th rank on the Hurun’s Global 40.

The 36th position is bagged by two global entities one is Vijay Shekhar Sharma , founder of Paytm from India and the other one is Kevin Systrom , Co-founder of Instagram from USA.


With leading investors such as Softbank Group, SAIF Partners, Alibaba Group and Ant Financial , Sharma founded the Mobile Payment System in 2010 , named Paytm.

Sharma’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 Billion.

Accordingto the report, “it took him six years to hit the billion dollar mark that compares with an average of seven years to become billionaire”.


Besides , Vijay Shekhar Sharma, India- born Divyank Turakhia from UAE (lives in UAE) also made it to the 29th position in Hurun Global 40 and under Self-Made Rich List 2019.

He shared the position with Evan Spiegel , founder of Snapchat.

The report suggested the worth of Divyank Tiranga to be $1.7 Billion.

He was the co-founder of with his brother Bhavin , which is an Advertising Technology Company. was sold then to Chinese consortium for $900 million.

Yahoo, CNN and New York Times are the eminent clients of .

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