Multinational QI Group recently plunged into the education industry adding to their roster of businesses. Co-founder and executive chairman Vijay Eswaran has been taking this new sector personally. This past August, Eswaran participated in a forum where he spoke with students about the importance of higher education. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars

Eswaran rang on the emphasis of taking risks and creating employment. This entrepreneurial spirit is something that Eswaran has always know within himself. Eswaran once was a cab driver and now has a net worth of over $550 million by breaking his old habits. By not accepting that he had to be pigeonholed into one way of working, he completed his school and found a job.

Vijay Eswaran went on to get his Master’s degree and while doing so he continued along with this multilevel marketing business(MLM), which he realized was very lucrative. It was the inspiration of working with a team of a failed MLM that he was encouraged to start his own MLM business. One that will help change the life of himself and others, too.

This way of keeping other people in mind at work translated to his philanthropic efforts. Eswaran founded the corporate social responsibility arm of the QI Group called the RYTHM Foundation. The foundation has a hand in a variety of projects for child mentoring, youth development, women empowerment and special education.

Eswaran does so well in his philanthropic efforts that he was listed in 2011 in Forbes Asia’s annual lift of Heroes of Philanthropy.

In a nutshell, Eswaran is a goal-setting business man who steps outside for himself to think of others. Eswaran’s career journey is a testimony to what it means to be successful.

Learn more about Vijay Eswaran:

http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/
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