Sometimes successful individuals have to go through longer roads to get where they are today, something that holds true for Vijay Eswaran, the co-founder of billion-dollar enterprise QI Group Ltd. Eswaran was not always sitting in a nice, comfortable office in luxurious accommodations. At one time he was out getting his hands dirty at construction sites, picking grapes from the vines and even driving a cab just to get by. But he didn’t let that stop him from staying true to his goal of one day founding a company that could help others succeed, and giving back to his community through philanthropy. Vijay Eswaran has earned multiple honorable mentions and recognitions from Forbes Asia, the World Economic Forum, and India’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Eswaran is the son of a former Malaysian Ministry of Labor worker on weforum.org and a school teacher. From a young boy into his early adult life, he was taught to work hard and be a good student at every opportunity that came along. He got his bachelor’s degree in economics before he spent time getting his hands dirty at the various odd jobs. Vijay Eswaran made it to grad school at Southern Illinois University where he got his MBA and was given the opportunity to work as a consultant for various IT companies.
Eswaran started his own company, QI Group Ltd. in 1998 after getting his foot in the door of the multilevel marketing world on qbuzz.qnet.net. He began to build quite a portfolio at QI Group and helped many people go into business for themselves through direct selling. QI Group’s main direct selling outlet is QNet, a distributor of health and beauty products, household tools, jewelry and vacation packages. QI Group also sells luxurious products through QLifestyle and has a finance and real estate holdings company in QI Asset Management.
In addition to founding QI Group, Eswaran helped establish the company’s philanthropic wing at RYTHM Foundation at philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/ where he’s spearheaded efforts to give back to impoverished areas of Asia and the world, and help children with special needs. Eswaran has also spoken at various summits including the Global Indian Business Meet and World Economic Forum. He’s also author of a number of books including In The Sphere of Silence.