Vijay Eswaran is a triumphant entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. This Malaysian-born economist is the founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies with a footprint in 30 countries. QI specializes in hospitality, financial services, direct selling, and education. At the onset of his business, Vijay envisioned harnessing the power of direct selling and the wide-reaching internet. He is now a high-flying businessman in the Asian Pacific Rim.
Vijay has come a long way from his early days to the success he enjoys today. In his motivational speeches, he likes to remind people that fear is always lurking nearby and there is no need to be afraid. Instead, people should face fear head on and use it as a motivator for growth. Vijay further explains that success is interwoven in a myriad of challenges and both are crucial elements of growth in business and personal life.
Change is another philosophy that holds a significant meaning to Vijay Eswaran. He argues that change was never meant to be easy and those who expect that only end up failing. Just like growing a business, change occurs in several cycles as challenges dissipate slowly and we eventually succeed. Therefore, constant overlapping change is what yields great results whether in business, education, or other aspects of life.
When speaking to Forbes, Vijay Eswaran recounted his love for the written word as opposed to being pulled into the hyper-digital lifestyles that flood our timelines. He credits reading books, like the Alchemist, for stretching his imagination and shaping his perspective about life. Vijay teaches budding entrepreneurs to be true servants by adhering to the three Cs of leadership; care, clarity of vision, and core values. He has penned two books In the Sphere of Silence, and Two Minutes from the Abyss—11 Pillars of Life Management, that inspire people to take control of their lives.
This former taxi driver now has an estimated net worth of $500 million. When he is not fielding questions about growing a business, Vijay Eswaran does charity work through RYTHM Foundation and Vijayaratnam Foundation. Seeing his humble beginnings, he appreciates the ability to give a leg up to the less fortunate so they too can achieve upward mobility.