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Methodology of Forbes India Listing


An enterprise managed by Reliance Industries-owned media Network 18, Forbes India came into existence in 2008. It has achieved the feat of circulating 50,000 copies leading to raise over Rs 50 crore in the topline. The team of Forbes India covers success stories on a daily basis of game changers and some of the richest & successful business personalities of the country. But do you know the methodology of Forbes India Listing? The blog aims to shed light on the methodology of Forbes India, which is used to create the list of influencing and game changers personalities of India. Apart from that, the blog will list down the few personality names, which secured the spot in the class of 2020 for Forbes India 30 under 30 list.



The Forbes India staff, Mrs. Ruchika Shah in her article, explained that the research process by Forbes India, was conducted in three fold:


1- The team of Forbes India conducted thorough studies of databases and media coverage and various interviews, with sources across relevant categories. 

2- Forbes team calls in the applications or nomination for young entrepreneurs and professionals on its official website. 

3- They spread the word through social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc.


After shortlisting 255 names belonging to 17 different domains, team Forbes narrowed it down to 30. With the consultation with experts of each category, the pool of 85 names was decided. The last stage was to finalise the ‘final 30 winners’ out of 85 names, who are going to make it to the list of ‘Forbes India 30 under 30’. After a series of debates, discussions and arguments, Forbes experts picked the final 30 names.


The Class of 2020 for Forbes India 30 Under 30 list 

The Forbes list 30 Under 30, consists names of traditional and legacy business and professionals, across domains such as technology, science, finance, healthcare, fashion, etc. Given below is a list of some of India’s brightest young stars, who made it to Forbes India 30 list:


     KrishnaKant Mishra, Brand Content Lead, Ogilvy (Age: 28 years)

KrishnaKant Mishra works as branded content lead with advertising agency Ogilvy, has traveled back and forth in India for 1,200 days over 4 years, leading HUL rural's high-stakes Kumbh campaign. When asked in the interview, he said that Staying unconditional and having nothing to lose, are his two biggest learnings in his life.


     Ullas Samrat and Dhruv Khanna, Co Founders- Triton Foodworks (Age: 29 years)

A method to grow plants, without soil, no pesticide and only uses 60% water is known as Hydroponics. It is the next big thing in sustainable agriculture, which was figured out in 2014 by two young youngsters- Ullas Samrat and Dhruv Khanna. Triton Foodworks is a self-funded venture of Ullas Samrat and Dhruv Khanna. Its selling point of the company is use of hydroponics and lower cost, internet-enabled smart farms that use 300 times less land. The startup has achieved Rs1 crore turnover last financial year.


     Sanket Jadia, Artist (Age: 28 years)

A 28 year old artist, Sanket Jadia is a graduate from South Gujarat University in Surat who later completed his master’s in fine arts, has developed a practice that deals with history and historical images that chronicle events of conflict and violence, and how it shapes the society's perception about the events occured.


     Bhuvan Bam, Youtuber (Age: 26 years)

A 26 year old youtuber, Bhuvan Bam started his youtube channel in the year 2015, by the name ”BB Ki Vines”, which hit 2 million subscribers mark within a year. He became the first Indian YouTuber to reach 2 million subscribers. Presently Bhuvan Bam’s youtube channel has 16 million subscribers. Apart from digital videos on youtube, Bam followed passion of music and released his first music album ‘Sang Hoon Tere’ in Jan 2018, followed by ‘Teri Meri Kahani’, ‘Rahguzar’ and ‘Safar’.


Other Honorable Mention personality names, which made it to Forbes 30 Under 30

List, are:


     Akshay Chaturvedi, CEO- Leverage Edu (Age: 29 years)

     Sai Pallavi, Actress (Age: 27 years)

     Nikhil Kumar, Co Founder- Setu (Age: 29 years)

     Akshat Bansal, Founder-Bloni (Age: 29 years)

     Priya Prakash, Founder and CEO- HealthSetGo (Age: 28 years)


Hope the blog has helped in providing the methodology of Forbes India listing and list of some of the India’s brightest young stars, who are in The Class of 2020 for Forbes India 30 Under 30 list.