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2017 Forbes 30 Under 30

Anil Saigal

With an acceptance rate of under 4%, at least 30 Indian-Americans were among the 600 named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 20 different categories. These include:

Art & Style: Arun Gupta
Consumer: Sawat Panda, Nikhil Vishwanathan, Ajay Yadav
Energy: Nishant Garg, Jimit Shah, Ravi Kumari, Maanasa Mendu
Finance: Anish Abuwala, Raja Bobbill, Akshay Goyal, Dhruv Maheshwari, Niraj Shah
Heatlh: Prarthana Desai, Vivek Kopparthi, Sudhakar Nutl, Shaun Patel, Ashwin Pushpala, Srilakshmi Raj, Rohan Suri, Archit Bhise, Vanayak Ramesh
Law & Policy: Varun Sivaram
Manufacturing: Anurag Garg, Neha Gupta, Gaurab Chakrabarti
Marketing: Mansi Jayakumar
Science: Karan Jani
Social: Aditya Agarwalla, Teju Ravilochan
Venture Capital: Nimi Katragadda, Nimay Mehta, Anarghaya Vardhana

For complete list of winners, visit:


Overall, 30 Under 30 2017 By The Numbers:

15,000+ total nominations

50%+ are founders or cofounders

57% started their business to solve a problem; 27% want their business to change the world

75% live or work on the two coasts: 39% on the West Coast; 36% on the East Coast

1:6 are immigrants from 44 countries

5 most attended universities: Harvard University, MIT, New York University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania

No. 1 dream mentor (by far): Elon Musk. Others most preferred include Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Sheryl Sandberg

Nearly half (49%) describe millennials as Innovators. Other most-used definitions: Idealists (23%); Influencers (18%); Inventors (10%)

Nearly half (48%) describe success as achieving your potential, or liking yourself and what you do (also 48%). Only 4% pursue success for fame and fortune.

35% believe Grit is the most important trait for entrepreneurs; followed by Passion (21%)

3 go-to apps: Instagram, Slack, Twitter

Congratulations to all the winners!

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