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Radhika Roy, 

Executive co-chairperson
age: 59
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It has been a tough couple of years for Roy, the rarely seen and almost never heard founder of NDTV. The debt-laden company faces charges of tax evasion and was served a notice by the Enforcement Directorate for violations of foreign investment regulation. Roy continues in this list for two simple reasons: for sheer staying power in the face of adversity (in spite of many rumours, NDTV has not shut down, nor have the Roys quit), and that NDTV remains one of the most trusted news brands in India.

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