One such award is the New Global Indian award Vijay Eswaran received at the Global Indian Business Meet, a summit for business leaders from India and surrounding networks. He also has spoken at the World Economic Forum and has been twice cited in Forbes Asia in their lists of 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy, and their 2013 Top 50 Richest People list. His business work has consisted of multilevel marketing and investing in real estate on mlmnation.net through his company, QI Group. His philanthropy has been accomplished through RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation.
Eswaran was born in Malaysia to a family that often traveled due to the work his father did with the Ministry of Labor. He attended some prominent schools growing up, including the famous London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree in 1984. He spent a year doing some random jobs in construction, grape harvesting and cab driving before getting a certification in binary marketing from CIMA, and completing grad school at Southern Illinois University. Eswaran got into multilevel marketing around the early 1990s, and soon he started working with a company that asked him to start a branch in the Philippines. Not long after that, he and Joseph Bismarck established QI Group.
QI Group has an e-commerce and direct selling wing of the company at QNet where products such as water purifiers, home improvement tools, automotive care and health and beauty products are sold to independent representatives who then sell them to their customers. QI Group on YouTube is also the parent company for QI Asset Management, Quex Courier and The V program at Quest International University Perak. Their RYTHM Foundation is instrumental in reaching impoverished Asian communities and working with children who have special needs.
Vijay Eswaran has had many people who’ve inspired him both in business and in spirituality. One such person is Mahatma Gandhi whose principles of meditation and listening have been taken to heart by Eswaran. Eswaran has authored books about business and spirituality including In The Sphere Of Silence and On The Wings Of Thought.