His First Million at 18 and Went On to Build a $300M Company

September 18, 2008 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Divyank Turakhia gives new meaning to the term “meteoric rise“. He began his career at 14 when he started advising large businesses on how to do business on the Internet. As a 16-year-old high school student in 1998, he co-founded the Directi Group with a $600 investment (a seed that sprouted a global conglomerate that is believed to be worth over $300 million today). 

Turakhia became a millionaire at 18, saw his company’s customer base pass 100,000 at 21 and its valuation cross $100 million when he was 23. Last year, at 25, he watched that valuation triple and this year India’s Financial Express named him one of the country’s “New Business Leaders.” The scary thing is the “kid” is just getting warmed up!


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