Paytm creates its employees into millionaires

Paytm's share created new millionaires in the value of secondary sales to US$10 billion. More than 100 employees and former employees have become millionaires where the Noida-based startup completed the sale of shares of Rs500 crore including Rs300 crore from the sale of the new secondary stock.

Around 25 Paytm employees each made over US$1 million in new sales aimed at rewarding staff. Paytm's chief executive Harinder Takhar, who resigned earned Rs40 crore (US$6.3 million). The company did not disclose details of other employees.

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Secondary sales provide an opportunity for Paytm employees and former employees to liquidate Esop units and create wealth. Esop is not limited to high-level executives, but also loyal employees and office staff. Investors include SoftBank, SAIF Partners and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

"There are another 100-150 other employees who become millionaires of dollars," said Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma,

Esop is a financial instrument that allows employees to own shares for sale into cash after a predetermined period of time. In December, Flipkart completed a $ 100 million Esop repurchase in which more than 3,000 employees participated in the share buyback program.