(Alakh Pandey sir)
PhysicsWallah has become India's 101st Unicorn.
Alakh Pandey of Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh used to run a house for Rs 5000, and now he has got funding of $100 million (Rs 777 crore).
Companies whose valuation becomes $1 billion without listing in the stock market are called unicorn companies.
The journey of PhysicsWallah
started in 2014
Alakh Pandey started a YouTube channel named PhysicsWallah in 2016. Today the valuation of this company is $1 billion (Rs 8,551 crore)
The financial condition of Alakh's house was very bad. When he was in 6th grade, his father had to sell his house
To help the family, he started tutoring children in 8th class. And this intoxication of teaching climbed on his head.
Alakh Pandey enrolled in a college in Kanpur for engineering. Pandey dropped out in the meantime and returned to Allahabad.
Here he started teaching in a coaching institute on a salary of Rs.5000. At the same time, he continued to post content on his YouTube channel.
In 2017, Alakh's channel had only 4000 subscribers. In 2019, it increased to 2 million.
Then Alakh launched the PhysicsWallah app. While other platforms were charging lakhs, Alakh was teaching for just Rs. 999.
In Alakh's words, "I want poor students to be able to read physics easily, so I created my own YouTube channel."