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Bhavin Turakhia (born 21 December 1979) is an Indian Entrepreneur, billionaire, CEO, and co-founder of Directi.[2][3][4][5][6][7] He is also the founder and CEO of Flock, Radix, CodeChef, and Ringo, as well as the co-founder of Media.net and Zeta.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] In 2016, Bhavin was ranked as the 95th richest person in India, with a net worth of US$1.3 billion, along with his brother Divyank Turakhia, according to Forbes.[15][16][17] He has been honored as a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[18][19][20]

Bhavin Turakhia
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Bhavin Turakhia
Born (1979-12-21) 21 December 1979 (age 38)
Alma materArya Vidya Mandir
D. G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science and Commerce
Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics
Occupation
  • CEO & founder of Directi, Flock, Radix and Ringo
  • Co-founder of Zeta
Known forDirecti, Media.net, Radix, Ringo, Flock, Zeta, and CodeChef
Net worthIncreaseUS$1.3 billion (2016)[1]

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Mumbai, he did his schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir, Bandra.[15] He attended D.G. Ruparel College[21] to study science and later dropped out[22] and then completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics.[23][24]

CareerEdit

In 1998 with a capital of ₹25,000[25][26] (US$375), Bhavin Turakhia at the age of 18, started his first tech venture Directi with his brother Divyank Turakhia.[2][10][27][28][29]

In 2014, Bhavin and Divyank sold four of their web presence companies – BigRock, LogicBoxes, ResellerClub, and Webhosting.info – to Nasdaq-listed U.S.-based web-hosting firm Endurance International Group, for $160 million.[30][31]

In August 2016, Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia sold off their Dubai and New York-based ad-technology company Media.net, founded in 2010, to a Chinese Consortium for $900 million.[32][33] Mr. Zhiyong Zhang, who is the chairman of Beijing Miteno Communication Technology led the Consortium. Beijing Miteno Communication Technology is a technology, media and telecom company. This is the third largest ad-tech deal in history and amongst the largest bootstrapped cash exits worldwide.[34][35][36]

He currently operates Flock,[37][38][39] Ringo, Radix and Zeta.[40][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][9]

Awards and recognitionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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