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Akshay Ruparelia Age, Family, Biography, Net Worth & More

Akshay Ruparelia profile

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Bio
Full NameAkshay Ruparelia
NicknameAlan Sugar
ProfessionEntrepreneur (Founder of online estate agency- doorsteps.co.uk)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear- 1998
Age (as in 2017)19 Years
Birth PlaceNot Known
NationalityBritish
HometownMayfair, London
SchoolQueen Elizabeth High School, Barnet, London
College/UniversityHas an offer to study economics and mathematics at Oxford University. However, he has put the offer on hold to focus solely on his business.
Educational QualificationHigh School Graduate
FamilyFather- Kaushik Ruparelia (care worker)
Mother- Renuka Ruparelia (teaching assistant for deaf children with Camden Council, London)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1
Akshay Ruparelia with his parents and sister
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesListening to music, Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite Football ClubArsenal
Favourite MovieThe Hangover series
Favourite Singers/Bands/MusiciansCher Lloyd, Usher, Billy B, Aggro Santos
Favourite TV ShowsFamily Guy, Come Fly With Me, The Simpsons, The Gadget Show
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth£12 million

Entrepreneur Akshay Ruparelia

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Akshay Ruparelia

  • At just 19 years of age, Indian-origin Akshay Ruparelia has become one of UK’s youngest millionaires after his agency was valued at £12 million.
  • Talking about his first project in an interview, Ruparelia said that through his website, a man from Sussex hired him to sell his home and a piece of land beside it. “I had to pay my sister’s boyfriend 40 pounds to drive me to Sussex to take photographs of the house, as I hadn’t passed my driving test and didn’t have a car,” said the young entrepreneur. Within three weeks, Ruparelia managed to sell the property and since then there has been no looking back for him.
  • In October 2017, his online estate agency website, doorsteps.co.uk, became the “18th biggest estate agency” in the UK just 16 months after going live.
  • Interestingly, since he could not take up customers’ calls during his school hours, he hired a call centre to take up the queries/requests of people on his behalf. He would then call them back during lunch-break and free lectures, creating a good customer-relationship with his clients.
  • The company, which he started with an investment of £7,000, has hired self-employed mothers across the UK, who show customers around the properties he has been tasked to sell.
  • The young businessman claims to have sold properties worth over £100 million in just over a year.
  • While conventional estate agencies in the UK charge a huge chunk of the selling amount as commission, Ruparelia’s company carries out the entire selling process for just £99.
  • He cites low-cost airline – Ryanair – founder Michael O Leary as his inspiration.
  • In mid-2017, he raised £400,000 from investors on a crowd-funding web portal, in exchange for 3.25% of his business.
  • A complete all-rounder, Ruparelia, despite being preoccupied with his business, managed to secure five A’Levels (three A* and two A grades) in maths, politics, economics, history and financial studies, respectively.
  • Since both his parents are deaf and mute, he mastered the sign language at a very young age.
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