RIL chief Mukesh Ambani in Foreign Policy's top 100 Global Thinkers 2019 list

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 16, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine`s 2019 annual list of the top `100 Global Thinkers`.

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"With a fortune of $44.3 billion, Mukesh Ambani displaced Jack Ma in 2018 as Asia`s richest man. Ambani`s fortune comes from his holdings in the oil, gas, and retail sectors, but he`s likely to make his biggest impact on India through his new telecom venture Jio," the magazine said on its website. Image source: IANS

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"By offering cellular data and voice free for the first six months after Jio`s launch, Ambani got more than 100 million Indians to sign up-accelerating a smartphone internet revolution in the world`s largest democracy," the magazine added. Image source: Reuters

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"The next stage of Ambani`s plan is to use the digital airwaves to sell content and lifestyle products, eventually competing with Google and Facebook," it concluded. Image source: PTI

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Other prominent personalities in the list include Alibaba Co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma. According to the magazine, Mukesh Ambani, who displaced Jack Ma in 2018 as Asia`s richest man is credited with accelerating a smartphone internet revolution in the world`s largest democracy. Image source: Reuters

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Then at the third spot is International Monetary Fund`s Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Image source: Reuters

 

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At 4th is European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. Image source: Reuters

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At 5th is author and TV Host Fareed Zakaria. Image source: Reuters