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Four Indians in Fortune’s list of ‘40 under 40’ powerful people

Four Indians, including a Harvard University professor along with the co-founders of Snapdeal and Micromax have been named by Fortune in its list of the 40 most powerful, influential and important people in business under the age of 40.

business Updated: Oct 10, 2014 23:47 IST

Four Indians, including a Harvard University professor along with the co-founders of Snapdeal and Micromax 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 cab service company Uber’s 38-year-old co-founder, Travis Kalanick and community-driven hospitality company Airbnb’s 33-year-old head Brian Chesky.

The Indians on the list are Economics professor at Harvard University Raj Chetty, who is ranked 16, Micromax co-founder and CEO Rahul Sharma (21), Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl (25) and Twitter’s general counsel and the only woman on the company’s executive team, Vijaya Gadde (28).

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.

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 (6), New York Stock Exchange president 38-year-old Tom Farley (7) and Twitter co-founder and CEO 37-year-old Jack Dorsey (11).