They influenced a billion people in India and around the world. Started with a simple online bookstore in 2007 to now India’s biggest e-commerce marketplace – Flipkart.
TIME named Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the founders of Flipkart to the 2016 TIME 100, 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 Bansal and Binny Bansal in a statement.
TIME 100 list now in its thirteenth year recognizes the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
“Binny and Sachin do have modest lifestyles, by billionaire standards, but they’re also nimble tacticians and hardheaded realists, and they dream big.” says Lev Grossman, TIME.
The 2016 TIME 100 most influential people in the world list also include Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Francis, Yuri Milner, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal has been included under the ‘Titan’ section of 2016 TIME 100 list.