Time Magazine released list of 100 most influential people in the world

Apr 17, 2015 18:18 IST

Time Magazine on 16 April 2015 released a list of 100 most influential people in the world. The list was topped by American rapper and singer Kanye Omari West.

The oldest person on the list is Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who at 88 finds himself the steward of the Arab world's youngest democracy.

For the third straight year, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the youngest person on the list.

The list includes four Indian-origin persons namely Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Vikram Patel, co-founder of the NGO Sangath.

Chanda Kochhar has been described as a banker with vision and reach. She has brought India's largest private bank a global vision and impressive returns, while also reaching out to the nation's masses with branches in remote villages where banks simply didn't exist.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is billed as the turnaround artist who is setting Microsoft up for greatness again. Changes that once would have been considered blasphemous -- releasing open-source software, building on iOS and Android and even making Windows free in some cases -- are turning Microsoft around.

Vikram Patel, co-founder of the NGO Sangath and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is described as a Well-being warrior. He helps spread the simple yet profound idea of mental health for all. He provides hope that mental illness and trauma make us neither weak nor unworthy of love and respect.

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