For many of us, our pre-teen years mainly revolves around school, our friends, our crushes, and zero to a few achievements worth talking about. But it was a totally different story for someone named Tanmay Bakshi. At the tender age of 12, Tanmay made headlines as an IBM Watson & Cognitive developer and a keynote speaker.
Astonishingly, Tanmay developed an interest in computers and programming when he was just 5 years old by watching his father, a professional computer programmer. Tanmay learned iOS development early on and launched his first iOS app, named tTables, when he was 9.
Is 16-Year-Old Tanmay Bakshi The Youngest Google Employee?
There have been multiple rumors circulating on the web regarding Tanmay Bakshi having been recruited by Google as its youngest employee. But to put matters to rest, on 10th March of this year, Tanmay took to his Facebook page to clarify the issue. Though he had Google in his highest esteem, the reports of him being hired by the organization were totally untrue.
He also reiterated that he loves collaborating with many well-established organizations on open-source ventures. He would hate to see unwarranted rumors disrupt such arrangements. Tanmay suggested that his LinkedIn profile is an authentic reference to his list of accomplishments. His notable achievements are as a keynote and TED speaker, author, Watson & Cognitive developer, YouTuber, media personality, etc.
Tanmay Bakshi Net Worth And Salary Details
Although Tanmay heavily relies on IBM Watson’s capabilities for many of his applications, he does not work for IBM. He cleared the air about this massive misconception when he spoke to the SPOTLIGHT. As per our knowledge, Tanmay does not receive any salary from IBM. However, he makes some bucks from the several apps he has innovated using Watson, like the tTables, tTables PLUS, tID Vault, tGuess, and I Can, We Can!.
Computer wizard Tanmay has worked and continues to work on several open-source projects. One such app recently launched by the name AskTanmay is the world’s first IBM Watson-powered and web-based Natural Language Question Answering (NLQA) system. But since most of his projects are open-source, it’s hard to determine his potential earnings.
Tanmay has also authored a book called Hello Swift!: iOS app programming for kids and other beginners. The paperback edition of the book costs around $25.36 on Amazon. There is no information out there in public about his income from the book’s sales whatsoever. There is limited information about his salary or net worth to date. But it will not be a surprise to hear Tanmay, currently working on The Cognitive Story, worth many millions shortly.
Tanmay Bakshi Parents And Ethnicity
Puneet and Sumita Bakshi are the proud parents of Tanmay. Puneet, a computer programmer by profession, migrated to Canada from India in 2004 along with his wife, and two kids, Tanmay and Tanvi Bakshi. Tanmay was homeschooled mainly by his parents and sister due to his frequent travels worldwide as a keynote speaker.
Tanmay Bakshi Bio: Age, Early Life, Nationality
Tanmay, currently aged 16, was born in India in 2003, just a year before his family migrated to Canada. Tanmay has not shared his birth date on any of his social media accounts or in any interviews.
Tanmay Bakshi Career Details
His passion for computers began at a very young age of five. He has received several awards and honors, like Doer Award in 2017, Manitoba Honour Welcome in 2016, the Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor in 2016, etc.
Apart from his love for computers, Tanmay also loves traveling, teaching, playing table tennis and cricket, making new friends, going for long runs, and biking.
Tanmay is really an inspirational personality who is trying to reach out and help 100,000 aspiring coders. He is highly passionate about using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with special needs and disabilities. He is also working on another book.
All the best, Tanmay Bakshi!