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 to 2003, the list was presented purely as a numeric ranking of wealth, capturing the first dot com boom.[1] The current iteration started in 2009 and is a subjective ranking of power and influence.[2] The list includes business executives, political figures, sportsmen, fashion designers, and others who are under the age of 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 who have made their names in various enterprises, and does not always choose candidates from blue chip industries.

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  1. ^ Garcia, Erica (3 September 1999). "Moguls Under 40 Techies Lead Fortune Mag's List of Young, Rich Entrepreneurs". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ "40 Under 40: Business's Hottest Rising Stars—Full List". Fortune. 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  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 2 September 2016.

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