Here are the 7 most Influential People in the world. The information of their profile is given below:
(1.) Raghuram Rajan
Terming Raghuram Rajan as “India’s prescient banker,” Time said he is among a rare breed of “economic seers” who he “steered” India through the global crisis and fallout, “playing a large role in making it one of the emerging-market stars of the moment.
While serving as the youngest chief economist of the IMF from 2003 to 2006, Time said Rajan predicted the subprime crisis that would lead to the Great Recession, standing up to critics like former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who labeled him a “Luddite”.
“Since then, more and more of the economic establishment has come to share Rajan’s view that debt-fueled growth is just a saccharine substitute for the real thing,” Time said.
(2.) Sania Mirza
In a profile for Sania Mirza, cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar writes that her “confidence, strength and resilience reach beyond tennis” and she has inspired a generation of Indians to pursue their dreams ” and to realize that they can also be the best.”
Tendulkar described Mirza, who recently was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour the Padma Bhushan, as an “inspiration” on the court. He lauded her “dedication and willpower” to reinvent herself fully as a doubles player when her singles career was cut short by wrist injuries.
(3.) Priyanka Chopra
On Priyanka Chopra, who was awarded the Padma Shri this year, actor Dwayne Johnson said she is a “star rising higher” and lauded her “drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work.”
(4.) Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal
Time said Flipkart founders Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal may have come across as arrogant when they told investors the company they started in 2007 as an online bookstore could be worth $ 100 million in a decade.
“It turned out to be modesty: Flipkart now has 75 million users and a $ 13 billion valuation,” Time said.
(5.) Sundar Pichai
On Sundar Pichai, author Bill Nye said the “internet’s chief engineer” has “helped change the world”.
The Chennai-born was the “head guy” on Google Drive and worked on Google Chrome, Gmail and Android phones and the world is now watching what he comes up with next, Nye said in his profile.
(6.) Sunita Narain
On activist Sunita Narain, author Amitav Ghosh said her ideas have shaped some of the “key debates of our time” and “hers is a voice that urgently needs to be heard in this era of climate change.
“As an activist, Narain is a pioneer,” he said, adding that she and her organization New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, have been campaigning to reduce the Indian capital’s dangerous air-pollution levels for almost two decades.
(7.) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s knock against Australia is inviting comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar.
But Virat’s dominance in T20I and the huge chasm between him and other players are more reminiscent of the legendary Sir Don’s feats. Kohli averages 55.4 in T20 internationals (T20I), the highest in the world.
Aussie Aaron Finch is a distant second (39). Chris Gayle, the ‘world boss’ of T20, averages 36.8 (min 20 innings). Among players who have scored more than 1,000 runs, only Kohli and Faf du Plessis have never been dismissed for a duck.