The Forbes fifth annual '30 Under 30' list features 600 women and men, who are America's 'most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars' and are 'changing the world' across 20 varied sectors such as consumer technology, education, media, manufacturing and industry, law and policy, social entrepreneurs, science and art and science.

If you want to change the world, being under 30 is now an advantage," Forbes said.

In the consumer tech segment is 22-year-old Ritesh Agarwal, the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, billed to be the Airbnb of India.

Others in the field are 28-year old Gagan Biyani and Neeraj Berry who co-founded Sprig, a mobile app that lets one find and order healthy meals and have them delivered quickly and 25-year-old Karishma Shah, the youngest hire at Alphabet's Google X so-called moonshot factory, where the search giant places 'smart people to come up with far-out technologies that can be applied to world's big problems.'

Among the persons of Indian-origin is Nila Das, 27, is Vice President at Citigroup and is a mortgage bond trader running the bank's secondary trading in agency collatoralised mortgage obligations, overseeing billions of dollars in volume each day.

The others making a mark in finance are 29-year-old Divya Nettimi, an investment analyst at Viking Global Investors, who co-managed Harvard Business School's Alpha Fund while getting her MBA, 29-year-old Vikas Patel, a senior analyst at hedge fund Millennium Management and 29-year-old Neel Rai an investment analyst at Caxton Associates where he is part of a three-person team managing USD 600 million portfolio at pioneering macro hedge fund.

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