Ritesh Agarwal

Billionaire Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of OYO - India's largest hotel network


Ritesh is the founder of OYO rooms, a global platform that empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses with hotels and homes by providing easy to book, affordable and trusted accommodation to customers around the world.

He was a tech freak from a very young age as he started coding when he was just 10 years old. He started his journey at the age of 20 with a vision of creating a solution for people looking for affordable hotels around the globe and he is on the path of success to achieve his goal.

Oyo Rooms has a network of 2,200 hotels operating in 154 cities across India - with monthly revenues of $3.5m and 1,500 employees. 

He is a regular speaker at entrepreneurial conferences and institutes across India and made history in 2012 by becoming the world's second-youngest self-made billionaire at 25 years young.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Ritesh is the first resident Asian to win ’20 Under 20’ Thiel Fellowship in 2013 and even won the ‘Top 50 Entrepreneurs by TATA First Dot Awards’ in 2013.

He was also featured on the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list in the consumer tech sector and won the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award by Business World’.

Why Ritesh Agarwal ?

Ritesh is an inspiration behind many young startup founders and he has shown with his example that no matter what age you are, you can start your own company and continue to pursue your passion. During his talks, he covers topics like Leadership, turn-around marketing, leadership, finding talent and product business.

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