How Akshat Shrivastava Balanced Passion, Education, and Entrepreneurship: journey from 10,000 to 1Mn$/year

In today's digital age, where success stories often seem to emerge overnight, one influencer has shown through his journey of perseverance, dedication, and passion for giving back to the people that you can achieve anything if you have the power to take favourable risks and if it is for good. 

Meet Akshat Shrivastava, an Indian entrepreneur, investor, management consultant, and influential content creator, whose life story is as captivating as the lessons he imparts.

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Who is Akshat Shrivastava

Akshat Shrivastava is an Indian entrepreneur, investor, content creator, and social media influencer. He has worked as a management consultant at McKinsey, BCG, and Dalberg. Akshat Shrivastava's age is 36 year.

Akshat Shrivastava Education and Early life

He was born on 6 April 1988, Akshat Shrivastava embarked on his path to success from humble beginnings. He was raised in Delhi, he completed his education at DPS School.

From a young age, Akshat Shrivastava has displayed a remarkable dedication to his pursuits. At just 10 years old, he showcased his talent on the cricket field, earning a place in the Madhya Pradesh Under-14 team. Cricket was more than just a passion; it was a profession for him as he received payment for his skills. By the age of 13, he was playing semi-professionally at the state level, devoting countless hours to practice, often at the expense of missing school.

His parents used to worry about his studies, they told him to manage his studies. From a very young age, Akshat was good enough to deal with things. He has guided himself with the principle of the 80/20 rule. He followed it and maximized his efforts during his school years reaping extraordinary results.

He used to study in the morning for 2 hours and practice after his school. This is how young Akshat managed his sports and studies. However, despite his prowess in cricket, his career trajectory took a different turn. He could not make his career in cricket.

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He completed his graduation. After college, Akshat ventured into the realm of social impact and worked with an NGO where he was teaching English to underprivileged children. While his parents were not so happy and expressed concerns about the modest salary, Akshat remained undeterred. He had cleared GMAT with an impressive score of 770.

He recognised the need for financial stability without compromising his passion, and he decided to forge a parallel income system. He started giving private coaching to GMAT students and was earning around 60-70 thousand from it. This was enough for him to follow his passion and making parents happy.

In 2011,  Akshat met Ayushi when they were working in a non-profit organisation. Later She became her wife. That time they were earning a mere income. They married after a relationship of 6-7 years in 2018.

Akshat Shrivastava
Akshat Shrivastava with his family

To pursue further studies he applied to some universities in 2013, and he got selected for some good programmes in American Universities. Unfortunately, he did not go there. After a year in 2014, Akshat applied for INSEAD and got a full scholarship. He pursued Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD in Singapore, specializing in Strategy and Marketing.

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After his MBA, he worked as a management consultant and worked with esteemed organizations such as McKinsey, BCG, and Dalberg. He became part of the corporate world and thrived but was yearning for a balance between financial prosperity and time freedom. He decided to find a solution for it so he could follow his passion.

However, Akshat's true calling extended beyond corporate boardrooms. He was fuelled by a desire to empower others, he ventured into education and mentorship, leveraging his knowledge to guide aspiring students towards academic and professional economic success. He left office and has been working from home since 2018.

He co-founded an ed-tech startup called 'Cases Over Coffee,' to help the youth, to acquire the professional skills to progress in their respective career. Furthermore, he has an educational platform called Wisdom Hatch which was founded in October 2021, where he sells courses related to stock markets, macroeconomics, business analysis, etc.

Akshat's foray into content creation marked a turning point in his career. With his innate ability to simplify complex concepts and a knack for storytelling, he captured the hearts of millions and he has become a social media influencer.

He started Akshat Shrivastava YouTube channel in August 2020 which gained a lot of popularity. Now, he has over 2.08 subscribers on his channel. He is also seen as a very active person on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Beyond the realms of academia, Akshat's influence extended to various facets of life.He shares his views on different topics and inspires people through his YouTube channel. His commitment to education, coupled with a minimalist approach to life, resonated deeply with his audience, earning him admiration and respect

Personal Life of Akshat Shrivastava

Away from the spotlight, Akshat Shrivastava embodies the values of compassion and altruism.  Akshat Shrivastava wife Ayushi Chand was a Deputy Director at the Indian Ministry of Finance.

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His relationship with his wife, Ayushi exemplifies a partnership built on mutual respect and shared aspirations. Together, they teach their son, Zayn, the virtues of integrity and perseverance. They both don’t believe in formal school concept. A few months back they also welcomed their second child.

What does Akshat Shrivastava wife do?

Ayushi Shrivastava was an Indian Bureaucrat (Indian Economic Service officer). She left her job last year due to some personal reasons. Currently, she is working on the concept of world schooling with her husband Akshat. She holds a Bachelor's and master's degree in economics.

Akshat Shrivastava Net worth

No such data is available about his exact income but in one of his last year videos, He mentioned his income around 1Mn$/year. He doesn't like to waste money on luxury things and saves up to 40% of his income to invest. The family also owns a 2 crores villa in Goa.

Akshat's philanthropic endeavours underscore his commitment to social responsibility. From mentoring underprivileged children to advocating for homeschooling, he strives to effect positive change in society, one lesson at a time. His belief in the transformative power of education fuels his relentless pursuit of excellence, inspiring countless individuals. Last year after leaving her government job his wife also joined him and they are planning for the concept of worldschooling concept.


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Written By Manvi