Vijay Eswaran: From Plucking Grapes to a Millionaire

Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman, author and philanthropist. Vijay is the Executive Chairman of the QI Group. Vijay holds a socio-economic degree from the London School of Economics. After finishing his studies, he stayed in Europe while doing casual jobs such as working at a construction site, cab driving and plucking grapes in France.

In the United Kingdom, he found passion in the binary system and attained professional qualification from CIMA. He later studied for an MBA from the Southern Illinois University. He worked for Synaptics in the United States and also got involved in multilevel marketing (MLM) on part time basis. Vijay Eswaran is named as one of the richest men in Asia with a net worth of over $500 million dollars.

Vijay Eswaran is an established author and a public speaker. His first book; Sphere of Silence was published in 2005 and narrates his personal life and his routine of starting each day with an hour of silence. His second book, In the Thinking Zone, was released in May 2008 and contains a collection of thoughts on life.

In his third book, 18 Stepping Stones he brings out his collection of photographs. His latest book, Two Minutes from The abyss was released in 2016. He has given his outstanding speech at management and business forums such as the World Economic Forum and the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: and

Due to his passion for philanthropy, he established the RHYTHM Foundation and Vijayaratnam Foundation. He uses the foundation to provide funds and mentorship to the less fortunate.

About QI Group of Companies

QI Group of Companies is a multinational business that is driven by a vision to raise people to help the entire humankind. The company has offices in about 30 countries, but their regional offices are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. QI Group is a global company with over 1500 employees in 120 countries worldwide. QI Group operates under six business lines:

  • Telecommunications
  • Luxury and collectables
  • Lifestyle and leisure
  • Property development
  • Training and conference management
  • E-commerce based retail and direct sales.

The organization encourages people to rise above all challenges while improving entrepreneurship, urban lifestyle and education.

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