Divyank Turakhia

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Divyank Turakhia
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Born (1982-01-29) 29 January 1982 (age 36)
ResidenceUAE
NationalityIndian
OccupationFounder and CEO of Media.net
Net worthIncrease US$1.76 billion (September 2017)

Divyank Turakhia (born January 29, 1982) is an Indian-born computer-programmer, businessman, billionaire,[1] serial entrepreneur,[2] and investor.[3][4] His net worth is estimated at $1.76 billion (as of Sept 2017).[5] He founded Media.net, which he sold in 2016 to a Chinese consortium for $900 million,[1][6] the third-largest ever ad-tech deal.[2][7][8][9]

Early life and education[edit]

Divyank Turakhia, was born on Jan 29, 1982 to a middle-class family in Mumbai, India.[1] He was interested in coding from young age. [10]

Divyank started coding at the age of eight.[1] He received his early education from Arya Vidya Mandir in Bandra, Mumbai and later graduated from Narsee Monjee (University of Mumbai).[11][12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Youngest self-made Gulf billionaire (2017)[13]
  • India's Youngest Billionaire (2017, 2016)[14]
  • #27 in the Global 40 under 40 Self-made Rich List (2017)[15]
  • 40 Most Influential Indians Under 40 by AsiaOne (2017)[16]
  • Ranked #95 on the Forbes list of India's 100 Richest People (2016)[17]
  • The ET Panache Trendsetter Award by The Economic Times (2016)[18]
  • Most Respected Indian Entrepreneur for 2016, Hurun Report[19]
  • "Winning Warrior" Bloomberg Television (2010)[20][21]
  • Enterprise Twenty20: 20 new business leaders in their 20s, Financial Express (2008)[22]
  • Asia's Best Entrepreneurs Under 25, BusinessWeek Magazine (2006)[23]

Personal life[edit]

Divyank splits his time between his homes in Dubai, Los Angeles, London, and San Francisco.[1] Forbes featured him as a 'Thrillionaire' because of his passion for aerobatic flying.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Div Turakhia Just Became A Billionaire". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  2. ^ a b Munford, Monty. "Chinese Consortium Acquires Media.Net For $900 Million In Third-Largest Ever AdTech Deal". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ www.ETtech.com. "Directi's Bhavin Turakhia to invest $110 million in newer ventures - ETtech". ETtech.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ Raghunathan, Anu. "Billionaire Tech Brothers Debut On India Rich List After Selling Company To A Chinese Consortium". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  5. ^ "Meet India's wealthiest new-age techpreneurs". VCCircle. 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  6. ^ "Meet the technology whiz kids Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia | Forbes India". Forbes India. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  7. ^ Mannes, John. "Media.net acquired for $900M in mega ad-tech deal". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  8. ^ "Bhavin & Divyank Turakhia". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  9. ^ "Divyank Turakhia - Founder, CEO @ Media.net | crunchbase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  10. ^ https://qz.com/india/763927/the-worlds-newest-billionaires-are-two-brothers-from-india-who-started-out-as-nerds/
  11. ^ "Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics". www.nmcollege.in. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  12. ^ "Turakhia bros net $900 million by selling ad tech startup to Chinese investors - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  13. ^ "Dubai has highest number of self-made billionaires". ArabianBusiness.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  14. ^ "Meet the six billionaires who've made a debut in India Rich List this year | Forbes India". Forbes India. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  15. ^ admin@hurun.net. "Hurun Report - Details". hurun.net. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  16. ^ Kumar, Anam (2017-10-23). "Celebrating 70 Pride of the Nation Summit & 2nd Edition – India's Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017". Open Pr.
  17. ^ "Bhavin & Divyank Turakhia". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  18. ^ "The winners of the ETPanache Trendsetter Awards 2016 - ETPanache Trendsetter Awards: The Invincibles". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  19. ^ "Hurun Report India". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  20. ^ utvinews (2010-04-28), Winning Warriors: Divyank's indulgence, retrieved 2018-02-13
  21. ^ utvinews (2010-04-28), Winning Warriors: The Directi story, retrieved 2018-02-13
  22. ^ "Enterprise Twenty20". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  23. ^ "Asia's Young Entrepreneurs" (PDF). Bloomberg.com. 2006-08-21. Archived from the original on 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  24. ^ Huet, Ellen. "Barrel Rolling With A Thrillionaire Entrepreneur". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-13.