Washington : Ten Indians rub shoulders with the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, human rights activist Ronan Farrow and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in a Forbes list of “tomorrow’s brightest stars”.
The US business magazine’s ’30 under 30′ list profiles about 360 young “ultra impressive up-and-comers” that the companies should either “hire today” or would be working for them in the future as they are the young people of today “who matter”.
Among the Indians on the list of people from 12 diverse fields, including energy, finance, media, law, entertainment, science, design and technology, who are “reinventing the world” is Kunal Shah, at 29, the youngest managing director at Goldman Sachs.
Also on the list is Param Jaggi, 17, an “award-winning high schooler” at Austin College, who created an algae-filled device that fits over a car’s tailpipe and turns carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Vivek Nair, 23, chief executive of Damascus Fortune, is developing a technology that transforms industrial carbon emissions into carbon nanotubes.
Vikas Mohindra, 25, financial advisor at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch gathered $38 million in three years from scratch, while Manvir Nijhar, 28, co-head of European Equity Derivatives Sales at Citigroup, gave “Citi’s derivatives business a jolt.”
Raj Krishnan, 29, chief executive of Biological Dynamics is developing blood tests that use electric fields to detect key signals that a patient has cancer from the blood.
Sidhant Gupta, 27, a graduate student at the University of Washington, is developing new sensors and software for the home that conserve electricity, heat and gas.
Nikhil Arora, 24, co-found a business that sells ‘grow-your-own-mushroom’ kits using one million pounds of recycled coffee grounds and Maneet Ahuja, 27, a producer at CNBC and a hedge fund expert has been on Wall Street since she was 17.