Friday, November 30, 2007

Steve Jobs Anointed Fortune's Most Influential Exec

Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Mark Hurd also made the top-25 list.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod, is the world's most powerful businessman, according to Fortune Magazine's list of the 25 most influential executives.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who reshaped the soft drinks giant, is the most powerful businesswoman, said the magazine, which made its selection partly based on executives' "world-class oomph".

The heads of conglomerates including Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Toyota, Boeing and BHP Billiton made the list, as did the men behind search engine Google -- Larry Page, Eric Schmidt and Sergei Brin -- who jointly came in at number 4.

Following is the Fortune "Power 25" list: 1. Steve Jobs, CEO and Chairman, Apple 2. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corp 3. Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs 4. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Google 5. Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway 6. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil 7. Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft 8. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric 9. Katsuaki Watanabe, President, Toyota 10. A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble 11. John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco 12. Li Ka-shing, Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings/Hutchison Whampoa 13. Lee Scott, CEO, Wal-Mart 14. Lakshmi Mittal, steel magnate 15. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase 16. Mark Hurd, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard 17. James McNerney, Chairman and CEO, Boeing 18. Marius Kloppers, CEO, BHP Billiton 19. Steve Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone 20. Carlos Slim, Chairman, TelMex and Carso Foundation 21. Steve Feinberg, CEO, Cerberus 22. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo 23. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group 24. Bob Iger, CEO, Walt Disney 25. Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO, LVMH (Writing by Miral Fahmy; Editing by Ian Geoghegan)

News By: Reuters

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