In the world of war of fame and money, there are some leaders who have been placed in the league of business leadership. These top business and political leaders are very influential in all aspects of life we face today. While going through this topic you will come to know how difficult it is to rank them as all of them have contributed to the innovations or technology in some or the other way.
10. RICHARD BRANSON
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is the most interesting, successful and enduring billionaire businessman born in 1950. He is the founder and CEO of a big enterprise ‘Virgin Group’. He started his career at a very early age of 16 through a magazine ‘Student’. From 1972 he launched the chain of Virgin record stores and recording studios and in 1984 he moved into airline industry thus setting up ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’. He also had fine interest in politics. He has been honored with many awards resent being National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President’s Merit Award 2012.
9. ANNE MULCAHY, XEROX
Anne M. Mulcahy is a 1974 born child of New York who pursued her B. A. in English and Journalism at Marymount College. Mulcahy got into Xerox in 1976 as a field sales representative. Her hard work and courageous execution in the face of adversity awarded her the title of ex-chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation in 2008. She is regarded as the world’s most influential women by Forbes and Wall Street Journal as other than Xerox she also contributed her work for Catalyst, Citigroup, Fuji Xerox and Target Corporation.
8. LARRY PAGE, GOOGLE
Lawrence Larry Page is a co-founder and CEO of Google Inc. who was born on March 26, 1973 in a city of US called Michigan. He enrolled his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Stanford University. He has a deep interest in investing in renewable energy companies. He is basically a computer scientist and an internet entrepreneur who did not believe in giving up even at the stage of worst conditions in life. Instead, he proved himself as the best business person and influenced people to develop the ability to fight any challenge. He and his friend Sergey Brin dedicated themselves to Google and won countless awards.
7. CARLOS SLIM HELU
Carlos Slim Helu was born in January 1940 and is known as Mexican Telecommunication Magnate. Carlos Slim Helú studied Civil Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico along with teaching algebra and linear programming. In 1990, he acquired TELMEX which strengthened the corporate culture. He is also a famous philanthropist and the biggest donor of the world. His company Grupo Carso, SA de CV had many Mexican companies running under it. At present he is the chairman of telecommunication companies Telmex and America Movil. His fortune has been estimated at $74 billion.
6. RUPERT MURDOCH
Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian mega-businessman born on 11th March 1931. He did his higher education from Worcester College, Oxford. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of the world’s second largest media company, News Corporation. Since his father was a known newspaper publisher (Adelaide News) so Rupert was groomed to enter into the world of publishing from a very young age. Even after facing allegation and humiliation he acquired many newspapers in the period 1950-80. He played an active part in the political activities in Australia and United States. He have deep understanding about the requirements of masses in news and entertainment and hence is an influential figure.
5. JACK WELCH
John Francis Jack Welch was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1935. After completing his M. S and Ph. D. in 1960, he joined General Electric and there he started his work as a chemical engineer but soon by rousing through ranks he became the CEO of General Electric in 1981. Under the 20 year leadership of Welch, the market value of GE incremented to $280 billion from $12 billion thus making General Electric as the world’s most profitable company. His famous leadership principles like “Control your destiny or someone else will”; “Don’t manage, lead” and many more still develop zeal and enthusiasm among people. His work makes him one of the world’s best business leaders of all time.
4. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
1942 Born Michael Rubens Bloomberg is not only one of the richest men in the world but also a famous politician. He grew up in a middle class family. He did his electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and MBA from Harvard Business School. Presently, he is Mayor of New York city. He had always been an active member of Democratic Party, Republic Party, etc. being a liberal person he supported abortion rights, gay marriage and gun control. He worked for a long period of time for Salomon Brothers and gradually became the CEO. Bloomberg always wanted to create a computer information system for the analysis of the securities data. In 1981, he discovered Bloomberg LP from Salomon Brothers which made him billionaire.
3. BILL GATES
William H Gates III famous as Bill Gates is co-founder; chairman and chief architect of one the most successful companies of the world, MICROSOFT. He was born in 1955 in Washington, US. He is the biggest American philanthropist. He has served many philanthropic events and also contributed more than $2 billion to a lot for charitable institutions through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates possess high entrepreneurial energy and have good dogged leadership quality. He married in 1994 and have three children. He is a known for personnel computer revolution. Beside all this he also authored two famous books, “The Road Ahead” and “Business @ the Speed of Thought”.
2. WARREN BUFFETT, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
Warren Edward Buffet was born on 30th August 1930 is one of the greatest investors of his generation. He completed his graduation from Columbia Business School. With a wish to work on Wall Street at the age of 22, he finally faced huge fame and success. He is the man who is known by many names in the financial world such as “Wizard of Omaha”, or the “Sage of Omaha”. He is known for his traditional way of trading. Warren is an appreciable philanthropist and a perfect example of patience. Berkshire Hathaway paved his way from a millionaire to billionaire. He even made political contributions to Barak Obama Presidential campaigns.
1. JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON
Jeffry Preston Jeff Bezos was born on 12th January 1964 in Albuquerque. He displayed a striking mechanical aptitude from the very early age. He is a very famous American discoverer who gave vital contribution as founder in the world of internet commerce or e-commerce. Jeff very soon became the CEO of Amazon.com, Inc., with the innovation of the concept of ‘predictive analytics’. His idea of online shopping based on the theory of consumer’s search theory and buying habits made Amazon.com as the largest merchant on the World Wide Web. The invention of E-ink device KINDLE, huge profit and success of Amazon gave him an opportunity to explore his life interest in space travel. So he launched an aerospace company called Blue Origin.