Ritesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of OYO. He started his business career at 17, back-packing across the country, living in budget accommodations to eventually create the idea behind OYO. He is the first resident Asian to be awarded the Thiel Fellowship. In his free time, he loves cycling and practicing yoga. A few years ago, he used to sell SIM cards in a small town in Odisha. Today, one of the world's biggest investors, Masayoshi Son of Softbank, wants to partner with him to help OYO Rooms with its foray into China. He was motivated to start OYO Rooms so that he could be in control of the TV remote, which wasn’t possible when he stayed with relatives when he was a child. Even when his company had made it big, Agarwal was the only dropout heading a team of 10-20 people from IIMs, more than 200 people from IITs, HBS and Ivy leagues.