The remarkable journey of Byju Raveendran from a teacher to a billionaire


  • India's billionaire club added a new member, Byju Raveendran.
  • Raveendran holds more than 21% stake in the Bengaluru-based educational technology and online tutorial firm, which makes him a billionaire.
  • He started his journey as a teacher.

Last week, India's billionaire club added a new member, Byju Raveendran, the 37-year-old tech-entrepreneur who is changing the way students are coached in India.


The latest round of $150 million funding from Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has hit $6 billion valuations, making its Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran the newest billionaire in the country.

Raveendran holds more than 21% stake in the Bengaluru-based educational technology and online tutorial firm, which makes him a billionaire.


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He once gave the Common Entrance Test (CAT) for fun and scored 100 percentile. However, Byju decided not to go Indian Institute of Management, a premium business school in India even after getting the maximum marks twice.

He once gave the Common Entrance Test (CAT) for fun and scored 100 percentile. However,  Byju decided not to go Indian Institute of Management, a premium business school in India even after getting the maximum marks twice.

Soon he left his highly-paid job started coaching his friends for CAT, as a full-time teacher.

Soon he left his highly-paid job started coaching his friends for CAT, as a full-time teacher.

He took classes from a single room, then moved to a hall and then to a stadium.

He took classes from a single room, then moved to a hall and then to a stadium.

Byju's tripled its revenue to ₹1,430 crore in the financial year 2018-19 and also turned profitable on a full-year basis

Byju's tripled its revenue to ₹1,430 crore in the financial year 2018-19 and also turned profitable on a full-year basis

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Byju's has already crossed ₹200 crore in monthly income and is estimating revenue of Rs 3,000 crore this year.

Byju's has already crossed ₹200 crore in monthly income and is estimating revenue of Rs 3,000 crore this year.

From September onwards, Team India will bear Byju's brand on their jerseys, replacing Chinese mobile-maker Oppo.

From September onwards, Team India will bear Byju's brand on their jerseys, replacing Chinese mobile-maker Oppo.
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