Variety compiles a list of the most influential people, taking into account their accomplishments over the previous year. Variety’s 500 Most Influential list this year features 362 personalities from the US, 28 from the UK, 20 from China, 16 from France, 15 from Germany, 12 from India, 8 from Italy, 6 from Spain and 4 from Mexico.
Balaji head, Ekta Kapoor was recently named as one of the most influential people in the world by Variety magazine. Apart from her, another 11 Indian personalities, including actors Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, were named the most influential.
Here’s the complete list of Indians featured in Variety 500 –
Punit Goenka – CEO and MD of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd
Ekta Kapoor – MD and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms
Aditya Chopra – Chairman of Yashraj Films
Kishore Lulla – Executive Chairman of Eros International
Salman Khan – Actor and Producer
Karan Johar – Writer, Director and Producer
Uday Shankar – Chairman of Star India
Siddharth Kapur – President of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd.
Anil Ambani – Chairman of Reliance Group
Subhash Chandra – Founder and Chairman of Essel group
Priyanka Chopra – Artist, Actress and Producer
Mukesh Ambani – Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries.