Next generation members of some of the world's most powerful families have been honoured in a list of Young Global Leaders. The list, from the World Economic Forum, features 245 leading executives, public figures and intellectuals – all aged 40 or younger – who were chosen from around the world by a committee of international media leaders.
The list includes Jeh Wadia (pictured) who is chairman of the Wadia Group. The Wadia Group, which began in marine construction over 250 years ago, is now one of India's largest conglomerates. Also included is Yannick Bolloré, CEO of French television network Direct 8, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group. The group is owned by Yannick's father, Vincent Bolloré, who is one of the world's richest men.
Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian media mogul Rupert, has made a name for herself in the television industry. She is chairman and CEO of Shine, a TV production company based in London. She was previously managing director of BSkyB, a broadcasting company owned by her father, before branching out on her own.
Zac Goldsmith is the editor of The Ecologist, an environmental affairs magazine. Zac is the son of late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, who made his fortune from a variety of financial ventures. Zac become editor of The Ecologist in 1997 and inherited an estimated €390 million upon the death of his father the same year.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai and the chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. He is the second eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. He is also the head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders.
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