Industrialists Ratan Tata and Lakshmi Mittal and Indian-born businessman Vinod Khosla were named among the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by United States business magazine Forbes. The trio was included in the list in its special centennial issue, released on Tuesday to mark its 100th anniversary celebrations.
Ratan Tata is the chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, Vinod Khosla is the co-founder of software and IT services company Sun Microsystems, and Lakshmi Mittal is the chairman and chief executive officer of steel company ArcelorMittal.
All those included in the list were asked to write on “lessons and ideas for the next 100 years”. “The list speaks to a century of entrepreneurial capitalism compiling the doers who have created, disrupted and innovated on a collectively historic scale,” Forbes said.
“Be passionate in areas relevant to you, and be a voice that is respected and abreast of developments,” Ratan Tata, former chairperson of Tata Sons and the Tata Group, said in the magazine’s latest edition.
Vinod Khosla said: “I explicitly don’t build or guard my reputation. I believe in telling it like it is and not worrying about it.”
In August, Khosla was ordered by a court in the US to open his beach in California for public use.