In many parts of Asia the name Vijay Eswaran commands reverence and respect. He is seen as a man that has helped to improve the lives of millions of people through his work with the Q1 Group. Plus Eswaran is a man of the people. The son of civil servants, he grew up with the same depravations as the average child growing up in the Philippines. Yet through discipline, hard work and some good breaks he was able to become one of the richest men in Asia. It makes Vijay Eswaran an inspiration to the average person because it means they too can achieve great things and Vijay Eswaran and the Q1 Group want to help.
Vijay Eswaran has made his money through multi-level marketing. He’s also used it to provide many people with economic opportunities and expose them to the finer things in life. Things that are commonplace in other parts of the world. The Q1 Group employers millions of independent representatives each year to market telecommunications, media, wellness, luxury products, training and household goods. These people offer Q1 products to people in small and often remote communities on weforum.org. For many of the sales representatives working with the Q1 Group can help lift their entire family out of poverty and improves the trajectory of their lives.
Eswaran became involved in multi-level marketing while attending the London School of Economics and working odd jobs in Europe in the 1980s. He received professional certification through CIMA at http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/. He also worked part time doing multi-level marketing for Synaptics while studying for his MBA at Southern Illinois University in 1986. When he returned to Malaysia he got the opportunity to start his own multi-level marketing company. Eswaran made a plan, formed a team and began to build the organization that became the Q1 Group.
From its beginnings in the Philippines Q1 now has regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The company also has a presence in as many as 20 countries through their subsidiaries. Q1 funds two charitable organizations on qbuzz.qnet.net, the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundationa. Those organizations support individuals, groups and communities.