Vijay Shekhar Sharma was born in Delhi, India, India. Vijay Shekhar Sharma is #1354 in List Billionaires People In The World. 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. The May 2017 sale of Paytm's shares to Japan's SoftBank valued the company, in which Sharma owns 18%, at $7 billion. Sharma has also created Paytm Mall, an e-commerce business business and the Paytm Payments Bank.