Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’ who are transforming their industries and changing the lives of billions of people around the globe.
Forbes’ second annual 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.”
Mukesh Ambani, 60 comes at the top of the list for his game changing efforts to bring the internet to India’s masses.
“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,” Forbes said, referring to his company’s mobile network operator Reliance Jio.
It quoted Ambani as saying that “anything and everything that can go digital is going digital. India cannot afford to be left behind.”
Forbes said the 25 trailblazers on the list are re- imagining countless facets of everyday life, from health to sending money to relatives abroad.
“While plenty of corporate functionaries make headlines for successful turnarounds or record profits, we sought to identify true movers and shakers who are determining the course of the future for more than just their own shareholders or employees,” it said.
Other Game Changers on the List:
- James Dyson, Founder of Home Appliances company Dyson.
- Larry Fink, Co-founder of American global investment management corporation BlackRock.
- Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
- Evan Spiegel, Co-founder of Social Media company Snap.
- Cheng Wei, Founder of Chinese Ride Sharing giant Didi Chuxing.
- Christo Wiese, African Retail Tycoon.