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.
Moreover, 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.