40 Under 40

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Fortune magazine's 40 Under 40 is a list of individuals the publication considers to be the most influential young leaders for the year. The list has existed in two phases: First, from 1999-2003, purely as a numeric ranking of wealth, capturing the first dot com boom.[1] The current iteration started in 2009 and is a ranking of power and influence.[2] The list includes business executives, political figures, sportsmen, fashion designers, and others who are under forty years old.[3] The majority of the list members are business executives from the tech industry.[4]

The list often features business men and women that have made their names in various industries, and does not always choose candidates from blue chip industries.

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  1. ^ "Moguls Under 40 Techies Lead Fortune Mag's List of Young, Rich Entrepreneurs". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  2. ^ "40 under 40: Business's hottest rising stars - Full list - FORTUNE". archive.fortune.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  3. ^ "40 Under 40". Fortune. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ Levy, Ari (October 10, 2014). "One industry dominates the '40 under 40' list". CNBC. Retrieved 16 May 2015.

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