They are the world’s most powerful people in the corporate world. They lead big companies or world’s leading financial institutions.
Meet the people who matter in the world of business according to the Forbes magazine.
1. Bill Gates (Rank 5)
Age: 56 years
Bill Gates is the chairman of Microsoft, a company he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s richest people.
He was the world’s richest man from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third.
2. Ben Bernanke (Rank 8)
Age: 57 years
Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist and the chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.
During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke has overseen the response of the Federal Reserve to late-2000s financial crisis.
Bernanke was a professor at Princeton University and was chair of the Department of Economics there from 1996 to September 2002.
3. Mark Zuckerberg (Rank 9)
Age: 27 years
Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest in the Forbes’list of most powerful people in business.
He is the founder and chief executive officer of social networking site Facebook.
In 2010, Zuckerberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
4. Mario Draghi (Rank 12)
Age: 64 years
An Italian banker and economist, he succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011.
He was previously the governor of the Bank of Italy from January 2006 till October 2011.
5. Warren Buffett (Rank 20)
Age: 81 years
One of the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world’s richest people.
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