Indian business tycoon and chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani leads Forbes second annual Global Game Changers list. The list features the most influential business leaders from around the world based on corporate growth, innovation and international presence. These global game changers are impacting industries and lives around the world. In order to be considered for the Forbes Global Game Changers list, leaders must be running a for-profit operation with a market value of at least $1 billion that is growing and innovating better than its peers.
Ambani also topped the list of Forbes’ India’s 101 billionaire club, which was published in March this year. “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.” (ALSO READ: India home to 101 billionaires, Mukesh Ambani tops list: Forbes)
Forbes’ Lauren Gensler, who edited the Forbes Global Game Changers list said, “These are true movers and shakers who are reshaping their industries and forever changing the way we work, travel, communicate and invest.” She said, “We set out to find the most intrepid, innovative people in the business world who are thinking big and moving the needle. This year, our list features trailblazers like Slack creator Stewart Butterfield, Alibaba logistics maestro Judy Tong and renowned inventor James Dyson.”