New York: Four Indians, including a Harvard University professor and the co-founder of India’s largest online marketplace Snapdeal, have been named by Fortune in its list of the 40 most powerful, influential and important people in business under the age of 40.
The Fortune’s 2014 ’40 under 40′ list has been topped by ridesharing service company Uber’s 38-year-old co-founder Travis Kalanick and community-driven hospitality company Airbnb’s 33-year-old CEO Brian Chesky.
The list of super-achievers, who “don’t like limits, and they don’t like being told no” includes Founder and CEO of Facebook 30-year-old Mark Zuckerberg at the number two spot and Italy’s youngest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (39) at the third position.
The Indians on the list are Economics professor at Harvard Raj Chetty, who is ranked 16, Micromax co-founder and CEO Rahul Sharma (ranked 21), Snapdeal Co-Founder and CEO Kunal Bahl (ranked 25) and Twitter’s General counsel and the only woman on the company’s executive team Vijaya Gadde (28).
Fortune said this year’s list of “young hotshots who are rocking businesses” includes many from sector as diverse as technology, finance, fashion and film and all have “power, influence, leverage, scale, and ideas that disrupt.”
The list also includes 38-year-old co-founder and CEO of texting company WhatsApp, Jan Koum on rank 5, Yahoo’s 38-year old CEO Marissa Mayer (ranked 6), New York Stock Exchange President 38-year-old Tom Farley (ranked 7) and Twitter co-founder and CEO 37-year-old Jack Dorsey (ranked 11).