Top 10 most Powerful Indians in 2017 | Most Influential Personalities

Top 10 most Powerful Indians 

When it comes to gauging how powerful a person is, the three most important criteria include wealth, influence, and achievements. India is home to numerous powerful individuals since times immemorial. These people have shaped the views of the general public and led by example through their success stories, achievements, and honours. The following list includes top 10 most powerful Indians from different spheres:

  1. Narendra Modi:

When we talk of powerful Indians, Narendra Modi is the first name that comes to mind. Current Prime Minister and India’s most favourite leader, the Prime Minister’s Office under Narendra Modi’s leadership has achieved tremendous progress in a short while and has undertaken a number of social and economic welfare projects, the most popular of which include the Demonetisation drive.

  1. Mukesh Ambani:

Mukesh Ambani as a powerful industrialist and owner of the largest private sector Indian company has secured a position as the 24th richest man in the world in 2017, fuelled by his very recent Reliance Jio initiative. Mukesh Ambani is an ambitious visionary who captured petrochemicals and now aspires to invest in and rule the data sector.

  1. Ajit Doval:

India’s National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval’s name is quite popular among the masses for being an influential and important member of the Modi cabinet. Ajit Doval controls flow of information and educates the Prime Minister in matters of foreign policies, unprecedented events, etc.

  1. Amir Khan:

Amir Khan’s film-making prowess is unparalleled and has brought him worldwide attention and fame as India’s leading actor. His latest superhit movie Dangal was nothing short of an inspiration to Indian women and earned a record breaking revenue of 730 crore rupees.

  1. Gautam Adani:

Another Billionaire Industrialist, Gautam Adani is currently one of India’s most influential persons. Gautam Adani started off as a simpleton who achieved spectacular results in business owing to his astonishing risk-taking skills and highly ambitious projects. Adani’s recent projects include the expansion of the world’s largest coal mine in Australia costing $21.7 Billion.

  1. Sushma Swaraj:

Current External Affairs Minster to India, everyone is familiar with Sushma Swaraj’s outreach towards helping Indians in trouble abroad. She provides highly insightful and key inputs to the Modi government’s foreign policy and has a very active presence on Twitter making her a friendly, outreaching politician.

  1. Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli, the Indian Cricket Captain is one of 2017’s most influential Indian figures in the world. He is an excellent player with a tremendous record average of 75 in test matches, 92 in ODIs, and 106 in T20 matches. Virat Kohli is also actively involved among his huge fandom and has a 100-crore endorsement deal from Puma.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan:

Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s evergreen heart throb was recently included in the list of highest paid actors in the World. Apart from his stellar acting career in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan also owns Red Chillies, a movie production company which recently signed an agreement with Netflix to stream all of his movies.

  1. Arundhati Bhattacharya:

State Bank of India’s Chairman; Arundhati Bhattacharya leads India’s largest bank and her recent appointment has been intensively followed. She has been a crucial part of the Demonetisation drive and has been busy in placing SBI as the ‘Banker to Digital India’.

  1. Suresh Prabhu:

Suresh Prabhu is a public-friendly railway minister with an active twitter presence. His efforts to improve the Indian Railways have been commendable. Suresh Prabhu has provided help to Railway passengers and has also secured the highest ever central outlay for Indian Railways.

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