Reading books is the best habit to develop. It is much better to be idle and doing nothing. Moreover, they can be your best pal at times of traveling. Even though you must have read numerous books by several authors, like any actor or sports star, some writers become your favorite.
If this is true, then I am sure you won’t leave any chance of staying updated with the new release of that particular author. You are inquisitive to buy that book written by your favorite author. Today, I am going to explore an Indian author who is very connected to his young readers through his books. He is none other than Chetan Bhagat.
This famous Indian author-columnist and also the motivational speaker was listed among the list of influential people around the world by Time magazine eleven years ago. However, he did not remain stuck to this job and left it to pursue his career in writing. Up till now, Chetan has written 9 novels and 3 books (non-fiction). If you are a great fan of this Indian author then you must be familiar that Five Point Someone is known to be his debut novel.
After this book, came a follow-up of more books including The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, Revolution 2020, Half Girlfriend, One Night At The Call Centre, 2 States, The Girl In The Room 105, and the latest One Arranged Murder. There are Bollywood movies based on his self-authored books. This indicates evidence of his success as a writer.
All of his books have been best sellers. This gives a strong reason for being a Chetan Bhagat fan. You might be an avid reader of his non-fiction books, but are you familiar with his early life, career, earnings, etc? If not, then today, you will be knowing about all these in this blog. So stay abreast till the end.
|Full Name:||Chetan Prakash Bhagat|
|Stage Name:||Chetan Bhagat|
|Birthday:||22nd April 1974|
|Plac Of Origin:||Delhi, India|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Profession:||Writer, Banker, Screenwriter, Author, Motivational speaker, Columnist|
|Total Net Worth:||$50 million|
Chetan Bhagat was born in 1974 on 22nd April in Naraina Vihar, Delhi to a middle-class Hindu-Punjabi family. His father served in the Indian Army as Lieutenant Colonel and his mother had a job in the government sector in the agriculture department. Chetan did his schooling at a reputed Army school in Dhaula Kuan.
It would come as surprising to you that this acclaimed writer was average in his studies. So no need to be sorry if you haven’t been a topper in school. Chetan has set an example that if you are good at something, then that path will take you to that path granting success.
Chetan is a graduate from IIT Delhi is a BTech degree holder in Mechanical Engineering. After that, he joined IIM Ahmedabad and finished his post graduation in Business Administration in 1997. In the following year (2018) he was bestowed with a prestigious honor by IIMA in the category of Art & Entertainment.
Chetan Bhagat is married to his Anusha Bhagat who comes from a South Indian background in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The movie 2 States starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor was based on his novel of a similar name. It reveals the true love story of Chetan and his better half Anusha.
After becoming a graduate with a degree in business administration, Chetan Bhagat got placement in a Hong Kong-based investment company Peregrine Investments Holdings from the campus. However, he never continued with this job and left it to pursue his career in writing. He quit the investment company in a very short period. His decision was totally fine, as the company shut down its operations in 1998.
After the closure of this Hong Kong-based investment firm, Chetan got another job as an investment banker in another big investment company Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. He was not at all on good terms with his boss. Still, he continued his job there. However, his stay in Goldman Sachs came as an advantage to draft a new story for his second novel One Night At The Call Centre by keeping his boss as a villain character in this book.
Chetan took most of the advantage of the opportunity in Goldman Sachs investment company in writing, finishing, and drafting his debut novel Five Point Someone. It took at least 2 years for the final acceptance of his manuscript and publishing of his book by Rupa Publications. After working for some years in Goldman Sachs, Chetan Bhagat bid a final farewell to this investment company of Hong Kong.
He switched to a German-based multinational investment company and financial services. He was vice president here. His 2nd novel One Night at Call Centre became the best seller after it got published in the year 2005. After 3 years, he returned to India with his wife and kids. Chetan later became a director at an investment bank in Mumbai.
Final Closure To Banking Career
During that period he came up with his 3rd novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life on which the movie Kai Po Che was based. It got published after 3 months with 5 lakh copies sold. He later put an end to his career in banking and dedicated himself to writing books. After his 3rd book, he came up with more follow-ups including Revolution 2020, 2 States, Half Girlfriend, The Girl In Room Number 105, and now the latest One Arranged Murder.
Besides being a writer, Chetan Bhagat also became a motivational speaker. Every youth must listen to his speech as it will help in their career building and facing bitterness in life. Till now Chetan has spoken at around more than 200 organizations in fifty cities worldwide.
Net Worth of Chetan Bhagat
As of July 2021, $50 million is supposed to be the estimated net worth of author and motivational speaker Chetan Bhagat. He earned his fortune by working in investment banks including Peregrine Investment Holdings, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche bank. Later on, he made writing his passion and another source of his income.