TIME named Flipkart’s founders Sachin and Binny Bansal to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
“We are humbled and honored to feature in this list. This is truly a recognition of the Indian internet ecosystem and its role in using technology to solve local problems that is enabling Indians to lead a better life. This acknowledgment validates that the path we have chosen of creating a world-class Indian internet company that delivers quality products and reliable service at an affordable price to millions of families across India. It reinforces our resolve to fast track Flipkart’s mission of transforming commerce in India through technology,” said Sachin and Binny Bansal in a statement.
TIME in their profile about Sachin and Binny writes, “Binny and Sachin do have modest lifestyles, by billionaire standards, but they’re also nimble tacticians and hardheaded realists, and they dream big.”
The list, now in its thirteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
Sachin and Binny have been included under the ‘Titan’ section of the list, a group that includes Yuri Milner, Pope Francis, Stephen Curry, Pricilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg, Dwayne Johnson, Eli Broad, Kathleen Kenned, Wang Jianlin, Sundar Pichai, Katie Ledecky, Tim Cook and Mohammed bin Nayef.