Biography of Divya Gokulnath
Divya Gokulnath is an Indian entrepreneur and educator. She is the co-founder and principal of Byju’s, an educational technology company founded in 2012 in Bangalore, India. As of 2020, her family has a net worth of $3.05 billion. In 2022, Divya was featured in Fortune India’s 40 Under 40 list of most powerful women. Furthermore, she was born and raised in Bengaluru, India.
Gokulnath attended high school at Frank Anthony Public School. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from RV College of Engineering. She also holds an undergraduate degree from The National Degree College in Jayanagar, Karnataka. Shortly after Divya completed college, she wanted to continue her education in the US, hence, she was admitted to Byju’s coaching classes to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
While Gokulnath was waiting for the result, her trainer offered her the opportunity to teach the students. Later, her results were released and she was selected, but decided to stay and continue teaching at Byju’s; how she loved to teach. In 2011, Divya and her husband founded Byju, an online education app. The platform provided education to support school learning. She was chosen as a director in the “Think & Learn” app. From then on, Gokulnath was responsible for the curriculum and for creating the app’s content.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Divya took charge of the user experience, content and brand marketing to ensure uninterrupted student learning. Content was made freely available to students during the pandemic, leading to the addition of 13.5 million new users. As of April 2020, the app has a total of 50 million users and 70 million students gaining 4.5 million subscribers. That same year, she was named the Most Powerful Woman in Indian Business. Furthermore, Divya, her husband and her brother Riju combined net worth and had $3.05 billion.
In March 2022, Gokulnath was appointed Chairman of the EdTech Task Force of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. In her account, she addresses issues such as fatherhood, future education and female participation in STEM areas. She also advocates mitigating the gender pay gap in India. Before that, Divya was also featured in several articles including Forbes Asia’s Power Businesswomen and Fortune India Most Powerful Women among others.
Age of Divya Gokulnath
Divya is around 36 years old in 2023. She was born in 1987 in Bengaluru, India. However, she has not revealed her exact date of birth. Therefore, it is unknown when she celebrates her birthday. We will update details as they become available.
Divya Gokulnath Height/Weight
Gokulnath stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches high. she weighs around 60 kilos.
Husband of Divya Gokulnath
Divya is happily married to her supportive and caring husband, Byju Raveendran. The lovebird met when she was Byju’s student. The couple fell in love and got married and currently have two children together.
Divya Gokulnath family
Divya was born and raised in Bengaluru. Her father worked as a nephrologist at Apollo Hospitals, while her mother was a programming executive at an Indian government broadcaster. She is the only child of her parents. During her childhood, Divya’s father taught her science.
Divya Gokulnath net worth
Gokulnath is one of India’s richest start-up businesswomen with a net worth of Rs 4,550 crore. His family has a net worth of $3.05 billion. She acquired her wealth from her career as an entrepreneur and educator.