Vijay Shekhar Sharma or VSS as he is lovingly called is an Indian entrepreneur and India’s youngest Billionaire.
He founded one97 communications in 2000, which was a mobile content production company producing SMS jokes, short videos, cricket scores and ringtones.
Son of a schoolteacher from a small city in north India, Vijay Shekhar Sharma founded fast-rising mobile wallet Paytm in 2011.
One of the biggest beneficiaries of India’s demonetisation Paytm has notched up 250 million registered users and 7 million transactions daily.
Sharma owns 16% of Paytm, which is now valued at $9.4 billion. Sharma has also created Paytm Mall, an e-commerce business and the Paytm Payments Bank.
Sharma has acquired a rockstar status in India’s startup circles. Known for throwing lavish parties and having an expensive taste, VSS epitomises the new breed of Indian businessmen who know how to run businesses and have fun like a pro.