Fortune Magazine published its regular "40 under 40" rating which gathered the most influential young people in business all around the world. This year the list included Pavel Durov, Telegram cofounder.

This year, the 40 under 40 list included five persons from the cryptocurrency industry.

  • Coinbase CEO Bryan Armstrong (20th place),
  • Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin (22 place),
  • Robinhood Co-founders Vlad Tenev and Badzhu Bhatt, who this year allowed users to use cryptocurrencies,
  • Telegram Founder Pavel Durov, who raised $1.7 billion during its ICO in 2018 (25th place).

Buterin and Armstrong are not newbies in the Fortune list. Buterin first appeared in the rating in 2016. In 2017, he shared the 10th place with Armstrong. For Pavel Durov, Vlad Tenev and Badzhu Bhatt it was the first year when they were included in the 40 under 40 list.

Fortune publishes a rating of 40 under 40 annually, starting from 1999. Prior to 2003, the main criterion for listing was personal status. Since 2009, the rating includes the most influential persons, with most of them working in the technology sector.