Five Indian-origin persons have featured in Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ list of young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work. They are Leo Varadkar (age: 38), Divya Nag (26), Rishi Shah (31), Shradha Agarwal (32) and Leila Janah (31).
Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 of age. It has termed them as “disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists” inspiring others.
The Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ list has been topped by French President Emmanuel Macron (39) who is France’s youngest leader since Napoleon and had won presidential elections in May 2017.
The list also includes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the second spot, followed by Brian Chesky (3rd), Nathan Blecharczyk (3rd), Joe Gebbia (4th), Serena Williams (7th) etc.
Leo Varadkar: He was ranked fifth on the list. His father was born in India. He is doctor by profession and is Ireland’s youngest leader in centuries as well first-ever gay to hold the office.
Divya Nag: She was ranked 27th. She oversees Apple’s ambitious ResearchKit and CareKit programmes that encourage developers to build health- related apps She is Stanford dropout founded a stem-cell research startup and began a medical investment accelerator at the age of 23.
Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal: They were ranked 38th on the list. They are founders of health-tech firm Outcome Health. Their company raised over US $500 million at a valuation of more than $5 billion.
Leila Janah: She was ranked 40th on the list. She is CEO and founder of non-profit Samasource. She daughter of Indian immigrants who had moved to the US.