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Binny Bansal Age, Wife, Biography, Facts & More

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Binny Bansal profile

Bio
Full NameBinny Bansal
ProfessionEntrepreneur (Co-Founder of Flipkart)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourGrey
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear- 1983
Age (as in 2017)34 Years
Birth PlaceChandigarh, India
NationalityIndian
HometownChandigarh
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityIndian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
Educational QualificationB. Tech in Computer Science
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (Government Employee)
Mother- Name Not Known (Government Employee)
Brother- None
Sister- None
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesReading, Playing Basketball and Football
ControversyIn 2012, Binny and Sachin Bansal led homegrown e-commerce company, Flipkart, was accused of violating foreign direct investment (FDI) rules.
Favourite Things
Favourite AuthorSalman Rushdie
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsTrisha Bansal
WifeTrisha Bansal (Homemaker)
Binny Bansal with his wife
Marriage DateFebruary 7, 2010
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None
Money Factor
House/EstateOwns a 10,000-sq-ft property worth INR 32 Crore in Koramangala
Net WorthINR 5,400 crore

Binny Bansal cofounder of Flipkart

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Binny Bansal

  • Does Binny Bansal smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Binny Bansal drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Many people think that the co-founders of Flipkart – Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal – are brothers. However, in reality, though the two were part of the e-commerce giant Amazon at some point in time before founding Flipkart, they are not even distantly related.
  • After graduating with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from IIT, Delhi, Binny briefly worked for a research and development firm, named Sarnoff Corp., where he devised car sensors that would beep automatically if the driver changed lanes without giving a signal.
  • Reportedly, he tried twice for a job at Google but was rejected each time.
  • He was then hired by Amazon as a software engineer in January 2007. Only after 9 months of his employment with the online store, Binny and fellow Amazon employee Sachin Bansal called it quits and began making plans to launch their own online bookstore, named Flipkart.
  • By November 2007, the duo, with a combined investment of INR 5 lakh, was ready with their business venture. While Sachin Bansal was designated the leader and the public face of the company, Binny took charge as the operations chief.
  • When the two began operations in Bangalore, they would themselves pack and deliver books on their scooters.
  • Flipkart, which began as only a bookstore, slowly grew and incorporated products from multiple categories, including Fashion, Electronics, Sports, Electrical Appliances, etc.
  • Although the two are partners with a similar approach to business, they are completely the opposite in terms of temperament, according to Flipkart employees. While Binny is easy-to-get-along, calm person, Sachin Bansal is infamous for his hot-headedness.
  • Despite running a successful multi-million dollar business, a humble Binny underwent personality training and leadership coaching in 2014.
  • Flipkart is the first e-commerce company in India to offer “Cash on Delivery”.
  • With a net worth of $1.3 billion, Binny, along with Sachin Bansal, was named the 86th richest person in the country by Forbes in 2015.
  • Sachin and Binny Bansal were named among 100 most influential people by TIME in 2016.
  • In January 2016, Binny was promoted to the post of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Flipkart. However, a year later he was replaced by former Tiger Global Management executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy.
  • The two were ranked #26 on India Today’s 50 Most Powerful People of 2017 list.
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