Sharan Hegde

A Management Consultant turned Financial Influencer, Founder and CEO - ‘The 1% Club’


Sharan Hegde is a highly popular financial influencer and a former consultant who worked on strategy projects with banks and NBFCs. 

He is an author, financial influencer and founder of ‘Finance with Sharan’. He works as a full-time content creator and creates engaging personal finance content with a blend of comedic flavor and cosplay on Instagram and YouTube.

During the pandemic, he ventured into content creation to share his financial knowledge and today he has about 1.5 million Instagram followers and 25K+ YouTube subscribers. 

He also launched ‘The 1% Club a weekly newsletter where he sends actionable tips, recommendations and high-quality strategies to help people manage their finances better.

He has been featured in several prominent media outlets such as CNBC TV18, Bloomberg Quint, and The Economic Times. 

Sharan Hegde has built a community of like-minded people, where he hosts master classes for up to 5,000 people at times.

Sharan's easy-to-understand and engaging approach to personal finance as he skillfully enacts scenes from popular movies and shows like ‘The Batman’, ‘Harry Potter, ‘Friends’, ‘The Office’, ‘The Big Bang Theory has garnered him a dedicated following.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Sharan’s book ‘Zero to Viral’ got published in 2013 and was a great hit amongst readers. 

He is also an active angel investor in Fintech and has built India’s biggest finance community ‘The 1% Club’. In less than a year, he scaled from 0 to 15,000+ members without any ads. 

The Ministry of Culture recently recognised him as one of the Cultural Brand Ambassadors of India. 

Why Sharan Hegde ?

Sharan ventured into content creation to share his financial knowledge. He is an expert on personal finance and covers a wide array of topics such as mutual funds, insurance, tax, crypto, and money psychology. 

He also has a wonderful personality and great charisma which when coupled with his extensive knowledge on a range of subjects, makes for an amazing speaker. 

Sharan is widely regarded as one of India’s leading financial influencers, and is passionate about helping people achieve financial independence and regularly conducts workshops and seminars on personal finance and investing.

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