The Indians in the list includes Economics professor at Harvard, Raj Chetty (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 (ranked 28).
The Fortune’s 2014 ’40 under 40′ list has been topped by ridesharing service company Uber’s 38-year-old co-founder Travis Kalanick. Brian Chesky, 33-year-old CEO of community-driven hospitality company Airbnb’s shares the position with Kalanick.
The list of super-achievers includes Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg at the number two spot and Italy’s youngest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the third position. They are considered the ones who “don’t like limits, and they don’t like being told no”.
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.”