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How Vijay Eswaran Became A Hero Of Philanthropy

Vijay Eswaran is well-known in the Indian and Malaysian business community as the co-founder and CEO of QI Group. This parent company has created millions of business and investment opportunities around the world and has earned many honorable mentions.

QI Group’s subsidiary, QNet is one of the world’s leading direct sales companies in which all products such as household tools, water purification systems, health and beauty products and luxury vacation packages are sold through independent sales representatives to their own customers.

QI Group also owns QI Asset Management which has holdings in various real estate properties including vacation resorts all across Asia, and also provides financing options for small business owners.

According to QBuzz, Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia and learned much about business and economics while attending the world-renowned London School of Economics. Despite becoming adept with numbers and skilled in technology, Eswaran didn’t find the right opportunities right away, but instead spent a year after graduating doing odd jobs such as construction, grape harvesting and cab driving.

He did eventually enroll in the CIMA program for binary marketing, and then attended grad school at Southern Illinois University where he got his MBA.

He spent a few years working for Synaptics Corporation, but then he decided to pursue multilevel marketing.

His first multilevel marketing venture came when he joined the Cosway Group upon his return to Malaysia in the early 1990s, and in 1998 he and Joseph Bismark started QI Group Ltd. He not only built a great company portfolio, he also started RYTHM Foundation to give back to his community.

RYTHM Foundation primarily targets children with disabilities by providing support and educational programs for them, but they also seek to help needy communities by starting local resources such as food banks, libraries and schools in the area.

Eswaran’s work with RYTHM earned him a spot on Forbes Asia’s 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy list. Eswaran is also an advocate of spiritual practices in the workplace and believes in having moments of meditation and silence each day. He’s even written books on the matter including a 2005 bestseller In The Sphere Of Silence.

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