10 Most Influential Young People in Business

Fortune is out with its '40 under 40' list
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2017 10:00 AM CDT
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky makes the cut at No. 4.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) Fortune is out with a new list on the 40 most influential people in business who just happen to be under the age of 40. Mark Zuckerberg, of course, makes the cut, though a politician has him beat for the top spot. The top 10:

  1. Emmanuel Macron, president of France
  2. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook
  3. Cheng Wei and Jean Liu, co-founders of Didi Chuxing, a ride-sharing service in China
  4. Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, along with co-founders Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia
  5. Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland
  6. John and Patrick Collison, co-founders of mobile payment service Stripe
  7. Serena Williams
  8. John Zimmer and Logan Green, co-founders of Lyft
  9. Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands
  10. Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, and Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of another cryptocurrency called Ethereal
Click for the full list and explanations of why people made the cut. (Read more Fortune stories.)

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