I want to share something exciting I read on Facebook this morning. Divyank Turakhia, co-founder of Directi, was named by the Hurun Report as the youngest billionaire in its 2017 India Rich List as well as the youngest billionaire in India under the age of 40. The news was also reported in The Economic Times:
Youngest billionaire on the 2017 India Rich List @ US$1.81 billion and richest under 40 for the second year in a row….
Divyank and his brother Bhavin are the founders of Directi, a company that has (or had) several domain name and hosting industry companies in its holdings, including Skenzo, Big Rock, and Radix, among several others. Directi was acquired by Endurance International in a nine figure deal in 2014. The brothers also co-founded (and sold) Media.net last year.
I don’t see either of the Turakhia brothers on the Forbes billionaire list, but assuming they maintain their billionaire status, we should see them there soon.
This is a pretty awesome achievement for Div, especially considering how he and his brother got their start.