Premal Shah

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Premal Shah
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Born (1975-10-05) October 5, 1975 (age 42)
Ahmedabad, India
Residence United States
Alma mater B.A. Economics - Stanford University
Known for Kiva

Premal Shah is president of microfinance company Kiva.org and is a leading social entrepreneur.[1][2]

In 2009, he was selected to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 List and was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[3][4]

Prior to Kiva, Premal joined PayPal early on and spent 6 years at the company. He is considered to be a part of the PayPal Mafia, a group of PayPal alumni who have gone on to found or co-found other successful companies, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors and Yelp.[citation needed]

Premal has spoken widely on applying Silicon Valley breakthroughs to global poverty.[citation needed]

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