Vijay Eswaran: Self-Made Success

Vijay Eswaran is a successful entrepreneur who originates from Malaysia. He currently resides in both Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong with his wife, nephew, and nieces. Eswaran studied in Illinois as well as London, and has experience in direct sales, real estate, hospitality, and retail due to his company. To add to his list of success, he is also an accomplished author who has released 6 books. Eswaran was even awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2016 from Pannasastra University.

Eswaran is the founder and current Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies. The QI Group brought in $430 million in sales in 2011 alone, and are expected to reach $1 billion over the next few years. QI Group operates under a multi-level marketing strategy, and so far it’s proven successful. QI Group is comprised of different business that are located throughout 30 different countries, many of which are in Asia.

His success has not come without battles though. In 2007 Vijay Eswaran fought to deal with some misunderstandings. QI Group has set out to give their representatives a better life, but Eswaran has learned that the multi-level marketing industry can be seen as a get-rich-quick scheme, and the individuals who see it that way get upset when it doesn’t happen. Many of his representatives express gratitude for the opportunity they were given with the company and note that even though you can make as much as you want, it will take a lot of work.

Hard work is not a concept lost on Eswaran. At just 52 years old he was named one of the richest businessmen in Malaysia. In 2012 his net worth was estimated to be $500, however that figure was calculated without hard numbers from his stake in QI Group or the company’s annual profit that year.

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