The founder and head of Telegram , Pavel Durov have been named the most influential young people according to Fortune magazine – “40 under 40”. 33-year-old top Manager took the 25th place.

The drafters of the rating note that it’s time to stop calling her “mark Zuckerberg of Russia,” and to recognize its own achievements. So, the messenger Telegram, launched 5 years ago, has over 200 million users per month. In addition, the company held one of the biggest ICO in history of tomenselo, which raised $1.7 billion for the development of blockchain-platform TON.

In Forbes also noted the struggle of culture with the prohibition of the messenger in Russia and Iran.

Among businessmen of Russian origin in the ranking of the publication also is the founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. He included in this list in 2016. This year, he took the 22nd place.

The first position of the Forbes rating for 2018 was shared by the founder and head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg (34) and co-founder and head of Instagram Kevin SISTROM (34).