Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the second annual Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’. The list features business leaders from all around the world based on corporate growth, international presence and innovation.
The ‘Global Game Changers’ list includes 25 intrepid business leaders who are “unsatisfied with the status quo" and "transforming their industries and changing the lives of billions of people around the globe.”
“These are true movers and shakers who are reshaping their industries and forever changing the way we work, travel, communicate and invest. We set out to find the most intrepid, innovative people in the business world who are thinking big and moving the needle,” said Forbes staff writer Lauren Gensler.
The 60-year-old business tycoon has earned himself the No.1 spot in the list for his game-changing efforts to provide high-speed internet connectivity to millions of people in India at comparatively reasonable prices.
“Anything and everything that can go digital is going digital,” Ambani was quoted as saying. “India cannot afford to be left behind.”
Referring to Reliance company’s mobile network operator - Reliance Jio, Forbes had this brief note about Ambani: “Oil and gas tycoon entered the country's telecom market with a bang, offering fast internet at dirt-cheap prices. Gained 100 million customers in six months and set off a wave of consolidation in the market.”
Other entries in the list includes co-founder of Mobileye Ziv Aviram (Israel), Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield (USA), founder of home appliances company Dyson, James Dyson (UK), global investment management corporation BlackRock co-founder Larry Fink (USA), Nirvana Asia founder David Kong (Malaysia), North America’s most popular ski resorts Vail CEO Robert Katz (USA) and video game developer and digital distribution company Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell (USA). The list also included Snap co-founder Evan Spiegel, Chinese ridesharing giant, Didi Chuxing founder Cheng Wi as well as Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Information source: The Indian Express
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