Five Indian-origin persons, including Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, have featured in Fortune's annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work. Fortune's 2017 '40 under 40' list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40.
The list has been topped by 39-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron "France's youngest leader since Napoleon" who swept the presidential elections in May "obliterating the two-party system that had governed the country for generations”. The list also includes Irish Prime Minister 38-year-old Leo Varadkar. The former doctor is Ireland's youngest leader in centuries as well as its first-ever openly gay one, "no small detail in his devoutly Catholic country."
The other three Indian-origin persons on the list are 26-year-old Divya Nag, who oversees Apple's ambitious ResearchKit and CareKit programmes that encourage developers to build health-related apps, Rishi Shah, 31, and Shradha Agarwal, 32, who helm more than 10-year-old health-tech firm Outcome Health and CEO and founder of non-profit Samasource 31-year-old Leila Janah.