Vijay Eswaran was born on 7th October 1960 in Penang, Malaysia. He is the son of Vijayaratnam Eswaran and Pushpavathy Chinnaiah. He attended London Schools of Economics then Southern Illinois University.
Vijay Eswaran is married to Umayal Eswaran. Struggling through a recession when he began building his empire of QI Group of Companies, he managed to rise to being amongst the richest men in Asia. Vijay rose to prominence for making consistent profits in his business during a time of economic uncertainty even when the business began on a low end.
Currently, his companies have multiplied to around forty in number. The good returns of his business have led to the diversification of the business by venturing into real estate, telecommunications, fine art among others.
As an international motivational speaker, Vijay has spoken at management and business forums including the 6th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India. He has also given speeches on leadership, spirituality, and mindfulness.
The first book he wrote ‘In the Sphere of Silence ‘was mostly based on his personal life management philosophy and his habit of starting each day with an hour of silence before his errands. This book was published in 2005, and it motivated many by how he rose from a taxi driver to a millionaire.
Vijay’s successfully finished his second book’s the thinking Zone’which is a collection of his thoughts and reflections on life. It includes inspirational quotes picked personally by Vijay Eswaran from his interruptions with thousands of people all over the world.
He also got the inspiration during his silent moments that he has daily during reflection. This book was released in May 2008. Three years down the line after releasing his second book, Vijay released ’18 Stepping Stones’ in 2011. This book explains 18 concepts to life, it’s ideal for people of all backgrounds, all age groups.
It allows you as the reader to recollect yourself, recharge and realign your own life using it as a guideline. His latest book’On the Wings of Thought’is a collection of his photography and inspiring reflection from Vijay himself.
He has won numerous awards including the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016 respectively.