New York: From a 29-year-old Goldman Sachs director to a graduate student, 10 Indian-origin young turks share the space with likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and pop star Lady Gaga in Forbes list of “tomorrow’s brightest stars” who are “reinventing the world”.
The Forbes’ ‘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”.
The magazine has selected the young turks from 12 diverse fields including energy, finance, media, law, entertainment, science, design and technology.
A file photo of Facebook CEO MarkZuckerberg (Reuters)
Among the Indian-origin people on the list is 17 year old Param Jaggi, a student and inventor at Austin College.
An “award-winning high schooler”, Jaggi created algae-filled device that fits over a car’s tailpipe and turns carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Next is 23-year-old Vivek Nair, chief executive of Damascus Fortune, who is developing a technology that transforms industrial carbon emissions into carbon nanotubes.
In the finance sector, Vikas Mohindra, financial advisor at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch finds himself on the list.
The 25-year-old broker gathered $38 million in three years from scratch, including a $5 million retirement savings plan.
Next is Manvir Nijhar, Co-Head Of European Equity Derivatives Sales at Citigroup.
The 28-year-old London School of Economics graduate left BNP Paribas after a four-year stint to give “Citi’s derivatives business a jolt.”
Following him is Kunal Shah, a 29-year-old managing director at Goldman Sachs.
The youngest managing director the global financial giant has ever seen, Shah was promoted at 27 and is the “Cambridge math grad turned rock star emerging markets trader,” Forbes writes.
Making a mark in the field of science is 29-year-old Raj Krishnan, chief executive of Biological Dynamics who is developing blood tests that use electric fields to detect key signals that a patient has cancer from the blood.
At 27, Sidhant Gupta, a graduate student at the University of Washington, is developing new sensors and software for the home that conserve electricity, heat and gas.
Others featured in the list are 24-year-old Nikhil Arora, co-Founder of a business that sells ‘grow-your-own- mushroom´ kits using 1 million lbs of recycled coffee grounds and 27-year-old Maneet Ahuja, a producer at CNBC and a hedge fund expert who has been on Wall Street since she was 17.