Rafiq Maqbool—AP

The scion of Indian industrialist royalty, Akash Ambani was always expected to rise in business. But he has been putting in hard work. Ambani was promoted in June to chairman of Jio, India’s largest telecom company, with over 426 ­million subscribers, after being controversially handed a board seat at just 22. He’s since played a key role landing multibillion-­dollar investments from Google and Facebook. If he handles Jio well, he may be given a crack at larger chunks of the family’s conglomerate.

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