For the last couple of days, people have been sharing how much they earned as their first salary as part of a viral Twitter trend. The trend began with a single tweet, when, on Tuesday, a Twitter user from Bengaluru asked people to share their first income, its source and the age at which they earned it for "research purposes". The trend quickly blew up on social media as thousands of people began to share how much money they made as their first salary. Now, a number of celebrities and noted personalities have joined the trend to reveal their first paychecks.
National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta funded his junior college wardrobe with the Rs 450 he earned per month as a salesperson at Intershoppe Kemp's Corner. He was just 16 when he started working.
First salary- Rs.450pm— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 18, 2020
Salesperson at Intershoppe Kemp's Corner selling Fu's jeans and casual wear to earn money for my junior college wardrobe. https://t.co/TYiJi9dQPR
Death on the Nile actor Ali Fazal revealed that he worked at a call centre during college to fund his college fee, earning Rs 8,000 as his first salary at the age of 19.
First salary - 8000/-— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) November 18, 2020
Age - 19
Call centre during college to fund college fee. https://t.co/z2julqM576
Actor Sharad Kelkar started his career as a gym instructor, earning Rs 2,500 when he was just 18.
First salary - Rs. 2500— Sharad Kelkar (@SharadK7) November 18, 2020
"Age - 18"
Pulkit Samrat was only 16 when he started selling petro cards at gas stations, earning Rs 1,500.
First Salary- ₹ 1500— Pulkit Samrat (@PulkitSamrat) November 18, 2020
Selling petro cards at gas stations. https://t.co/ncJS45x0Of
In engineering college, director Anubhav Sinha earned Rs 80 for tutoring a student of class seven.
First Salary- Rs 80— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) November 18, 2020
Arithmetic tuition to a class 7 student to earn for my smoking in the Engg college. https://t.co/SmxrV3E2Xf
Congressman Srivatsa worked at Wipro before joining politics. He earned Rs 14,00 as his first salary.
First Salary: ₹14,000— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) November 18, 2020
Source: Wipro Technologies
I remember being excited about withdrawing 4k at an ATM :) Was salaried for the next ten years and then Politics happened! https://t.co/zsfImNwxih
BJP leader Suresh Nakhua earned Rs 1,500 at Gharda Chemicals.
First salary: ₹1500— Suresh Nakhua (सुरेश नाखुआ) (@SureshNakhua) November 17, 2020
Gharda Chemicals https://t.co/VgS1XvM5Yz
IAS officer Awanish Sharan was 27 when he received his first salary of Rs 18,000.
First Salary: 18,000— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) November 17, 2020
Age: 27 https://t.co/JsY6cIL3e9
How much did you earn as your first salary? Let us know using the comments section.