Byju Raveendran: In this post, we will tell you the biography of a person who brought a new revolution in education through digital education. We will talk about the success story and biography of Byju Raveendran, the founder of India’s largest eduTech company Byju’s Learning App. Today Byju’s Learning App has become the largest education technology company not only in the indis but in the whole world.
Byju Raveendran Bio
|Date of Year||1981|
|Net worth||24000 crore|
Early Life of Byju Raveendran
Byju Raveendran was born in the year 1981 in Azhikode, a small village in Kerala. Both his father and mother were teachers by profession. bayju did his early studies in a Malayalam medium school where his parents also studied. He was more interested in playing games since childhood and that is why he used to bunk classes.
Byju’s parents used to teach in the same school but they never forced Byju to study. He believed that children learn more from sports than studies. Sports teaches children a lot apart from winning and losing. And today Byju’s also says that he has learned a lot from the game.
BYJU was from Malayalam medium, so his English was very weak, he learned English from cricket commentary. Byju completed his graduation in mechanical engineering and from college he got a job in a foreign company.
While working abroad, some of his friends had called him to Bangalore because Byju was very smart in mathematics and his friends were preparing for CAT. Byju’s friends wanted him to teach him mathematics.
Byju’s helped him in his studies and he also took the CAT exam. Although Byju had filled the form of this exam in the same way, still he got 100 percentile in this exam. Byju had no idea of doing MBA and went back to his job.
The turning point of Byju Raveendran Career
In the year 2005, Byju had come back to Bangalore for some work and his friends asked him to help in the preparation. During this, he got 1200 students prepared and everyone liked his style of reading. For this reason, Byju left his job and thought of making a career in the teaching line itself.
Then Byju started studying in different cities and started earning a lot of money too. He used to take classes in the stadium too. His students named his coaching as BYJU’s CLASSES. When Byju used to read to older children, he felt that the basis of his schooling was not correct.
BYJU started a company called Think and Learn in the year 2011 to promote school education. This company got good success and in the year 2015, Byju Raveendran launched BYJU’ Learning App. Byju’s promoted the concept of visual learning, due to which studies became more interesting.
BYJU’s Learning App got more than 50 million downloads in a very short time and became India’s biggest learning app.
Family of Byju Raveendran
Byju’s father’s name is Ravindran and his mother’s name is Shobana. Both his parents are teachers by profession. Apart from him, Byju also has a younger brother named Riju Raveendran, who is the director of his company. Byju Raveendran is married to Divya Gokulnath who is the co-founder of BYJU’s learning app. He also has a son.
Unknown facts about Byju Raveendran
- Byju App was launched in 2015 and in just three months more than 2 million students downloaded it.
- Byju’s is the first learning app that is getting investments from many foreign companies at the same time.
- When Byju Raveendran had scored 100 percentile, he got offers from many IIMs.
- Byju likes to play Cricket, Football and Table Tennis.