Vijay Eswaran is a hero of philanthropy to many people in Asia. His rise from a working-class background to amassing great wealth has provided hope for many in Asia living in grinding poverty. But it is his willingness to create an abundance of jobs to help others and give millions of dollars to charity that has made him a hero.
They have seen many other people succeed, but few have taken the time to go into struggling communities and create charitable organizations to meet the needs of the poor people living there like Vijay Eswaran has done.
As a child, Vijay Eswaran and his family moved all over Asia. So he has seen struggling people and poverty first hand. When he got the opportunity to go to Europe to study, he had to work menial jobs like doing construction work and picking grapes to survive. Fortunately he was introduced to multilevel marketing at that time. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies and Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
The direct sales model is what would end up changing his life and giving him the opportunity to improve the lives of others. It was the result of a chance meeting with the Cosway Group and their desire to open a branch of their company in the Philippines that changed Vijay Eswaran’s life for the better. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
After completing his education in Europe and the United States and trying unsuccessfully to find meaningful work, Eswaran retuned to Malaysia in 1998. He was then approached by members of the Cosway Group who shared their interest in opening a multilevel marketing company.
Eswaran saw it as a good opportunity and went to work building a team. As the company grew, he was able to offer jobs to thousands of people living in dire economic conditions. Those jobs improved their fortunes and helped Eswaran’s company, the QI Group, to grow.
He has given much of his time and money to ensure they too benefitted from his good fortune. He has created organizations through which he provides help for people in need.