Binny Bansal Age, Wife, Biography, Facts & More

Bio
Full Name Binny Bansal
Profession Entrepreneur (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 Colour Grey
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year- 1983
Age (as in 2017) 34 Years
Birth Place Chandigarh, India
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chandigarh
School Not Known
College/University Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
Educational Qualification B. Tech in Computer Science
Family Father– Name Not Known (Government Employee)
Mother– Name Not Known (Government Employee)
Brother– None
Sister– None
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Reading, Playing Basketball and Football
Controversy In 2012, Binny and Sachin Bansal led homegrown e-commerce company, Flipkart, was accused of violating foreign direct investment (FDI) rules.
Favourite Things
Favourite Author Salman Rushdie
Favourite Politician Narendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Trisha Bansal
Wife Trisha Bansal (Homemaker)
Binny Bansal with his wife
Marriage Date February 7, 2010
Children Son– None
Daughter– None
Money Factor
House/Estate Owns a 10,000-sq-ft property worth INR 32 Crore in Koramangala
Net Worth INR 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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