Life is unpredictable. It’s hard to say what awaits you at the next turn and the best thing we can do is work hard to achieve our goals.
This story perfectly represents how life is full of surprises and hard work always pays off.
It is the tale of two brothers who conquered the business world and achieved unparalleled success at a very young age.
This dynamic duo is counted among the richest people in India in today’s time. They are two of the biggest names in the Indian tech world. In their career of more than 15 years, these brothers have established around 12 companies. They become two of the richest people in the country by selling 5 of these ventures.
Divyank Turkhiya and Bhavin Turkhiya are counted among the most successful businessmen in India. The net worth of the two brothers is around 10,000 crore each and their success story will leave inspired and motivated.
Born in a middle-class family, the duo spent their early days in Juhu and Andheri (Mumbai). They had a keen interest in computers and programming since childhood. When he was just 13 years of age, Divyank, along with his brother, created a stock market simulation game that could track the stock market prices.
With time, their growing interest in computers started affecting their studies. However, for the sake of their father, the two joined the college to pursue higher studies but never attended classes. Instead, they both stayed home and practised coding. After gaining expertise in the area, the two planned to start their own venture. Now the question was how to get funds to execute their plans!
The brothers somehow managed to convince their father. In 1998, their father agreed to lend them Rs.25,000 so that they could start their own business. Little did they know that in 16 years, they will be members of the billionaire club!
Together Divyank (16) and Bhavin (18) used the money their father lent them to start their own company, Directi, which provided website and internet services to Indian businesses.
Later on, ‘BigRock’ was established under the banner of Directi. The former is a leading domain registration company in today’s time.
In the year 2001, the brother duo created a software program. Till now, they have established 11 start-ups under the banner of Directi. In today’s time, Directi has around 1,000 employees and 1,00,000 customers. The annual growth rate of the company is around 120 percent.
A few years back, the Turkhiya brothers sold 4 brands to the Endurance International Group for 1000 crore. Media Net was created to compete with Google AdSense. A number of publishers, ad networks, and international ad tech companies own the license for this product.
Media net operates from Mumbai, Bangalore, New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, and Dubai. As many as 800 people work here. The company collected Rs. 1,554 crore last year.