50 Most Influential People in Global Finance: Policy Makers, Bankers, Thinkers
The published report by Bloomberg Markets magazine on the annual ranking of the 50 most influential people in the financial world whose opinions are taken into account not only by the companies and organizations to which they belong, but also by the governments of all the countries, as their decisions influence the economy of the entire planet.
In times of crisis in the global economy, their presence is increasingly significant and their names are in many cases well known throughout the world.
In drawing up this list, account was taken of those men and women who are influential in the industries or sectors in which they participate, in governments and economies in general, and also those who have made it possible to achieve great results for their companies.
In making this selection, they have taken into account the most influential people in finance at the moment, rather than those who have been influential throughout their career.
The list was drawn up taking into account the opinions of reporters and editors in 146 different offices, reviewing the names that have appeared most frequently in Bloomberg’s news and consulting the different rankings published in the media.
The selection was made by dividing the 50 people into 5 categories:
- Money Managers
In this ranking you’ll find important names such as Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Steve Jobs, who has just left her position as CEO of Apple, or Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co.
So here’s the list:
Ben S. Bernanke – Chairman of the Fed
Agustin Carstens – Director of Banco de México
Mario Draghi – Director Bank of Italy and next Director of the European Central Bank
Timothy F. Geithner – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Christine Lagarde – Director International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Ali al-Naimi – Minister of Petroleum of Saudi Arabia
Masaaki Shirakawa – Director, Bank of Japan
Wang Qishan – Deputy Prime Minister of China
Elizabeth Warren – Harvard Law School Professor and potential Senate candidate
Zhou Xiaochuan – Director, Bank of China
Lloyd Blankfein – CEO Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Robert Diamond – CEO Barclays Plc
Jamie Dimon – CEO JPMorgan Chase & Co.
James Gorman – CEO Morgan Stanley
Stuart Gulliver – CEO HSBC Holdings Plc
Anshu Jain – CEO Deutsche Bank AG
Jiang Jianqing – CEO Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.
Chanda Kochhar – CEO ICICI Bank Ltd.
Kenneth Moelis – CEO Moelis & Co.
Vikram Pandit – CEO Citigroup Inc.
Steven Cohen – CEO SAC Capital Advisors LP
Ray Dalio – Founder Bridgewater Associates LP
Laurence Fink – CEO BlackRock Inc.
Jeremy Grantham – Co-founder GMO LLC
William Gross – Co-Director of the Investment Office Pacific Investment Management Co.
Ho Ching – Executive Director Temasek Holdings Pte
Lou Jiwei – CEO China Investment Corp.
Mark Mobius – Managing Director Templeton Emerging Markets Group
James Simons – Director Renaissance Technologies LLC
George Soros – Director Soros Fund Management LLC
Mukesh Ambani – President Reliance Industries Ltd.
Eike Batista – Chairman MMX Mineracao e Metalicos SA
Warren Buffett – CEO Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Jeffrey Immelt – CEO General Electric Co.
Steve Jobs – Former CEO Apple Inc.
Mikhail Prokhorov – Founder Onexim Group (Russia)
Wilbur Ross – CEO W.L. Ross & Co.
David Rubenstein – Managing Director Carlyle Group
Carlos Slim Helu – Director America Movil SAB
Ratan Tata – Director Tata Group
Carson Block – Founder Muddy Waters Research
Martin Feldstein – Harvard University Professor
Jan Hatzius – Chief Economist Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Daniel Kahneman – Professor Emeritus at Princeton University
Paul Krugman – Professor Princeton University
Jim O’Neill – Director Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Carmen Reinhart – Author of the book’This Time Is Different’.
Robert Shiller – Yale University Professor
Joseph Stiglitz – Columbia University Professor
Nassim Taleb – Professor New York University