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Lakshmi Mittal, Ratan Tata, Vinod Khosla among Forbes’ greatest business minds

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin Group’s Richard Branson; Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett; Microsoft’s Bill Gates and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch are also in the list.

business Updated: Sep 20, 2017 14:26 IST
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(Left to right) Vinod Khosla of Sun Microsystems, Ratan Tata of the Tata group, and Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelormittal have been named in a Forbes special list. (File photos)

Three Indian corporate czars — Lakshmi Mittal, Ratan Tata and Vinod Khosla — have been named in Forbes’ special list of the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.

Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman and CEO of Arcelormittal, Ratan Tata is Tata group’s chairman emeritus and Vinod Khosla is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

The special list also includes Donald Trump. Forbes referred him as the “Salesman and Ringmaster Extraordinaire: Owner, Trump Organisation; 45th President Of The United States”.

Others in the list include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

CNN founder Ted Turner, talk show master Oprah Winfrey, Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell, Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX co-founder Elon Musk, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, among others figured in the list.

To celebrate Forbes’ centennial, the magazine amassed an encyclopedia of ideas from 100 entrepreneurs, visionaries and prophets of capitalism, making it the greatest ever collection of business essayists.

In developing the list, Forbes sought people who have either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field.

“The list speaks to a century of entrepreneurial capitalism compiling the doers who have created, disrupted and innovated on a collectively historic scale,” Forbes said.

Forbes magazine was founded on September 17, 1917 by BC Forbes, a financial journalist, and his partner Walter Drey.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 14:25 IST