Top 20 People

Top 20 Leaders

Dee Hock

Founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association

Mikhail Gorbachev
March 2, 1931

Former President of the Soviet Union

Colin Powell
April 5, 1937

65th United States - Secretary of State - National Security Advisor - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ted Turner
November 19, 1938

American media mogul and philanthropist.

Michael Bloomberg
February 14, 1942

Former Mayor of New York City and Owner of Bloomberg L.P.

Lech Walesa
September 9, 1943

President of the Republic of Poland
2nd President of the Third Republic

Lila Diane Sawyer
December 22, 1945

American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer has been the anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program Good Morning America and Primetime newsmagazine. Early in her career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon's White House staff and closely associated with the president himself.

Michael Porter
May 23, 1947

Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions.

Elizabeth Warren
June 22, 1949

US Senator- American attorney and law professor

Sir Richard Branson
July 18, 1950

British Entrepreneur

Clayton Christensen
April 6, 1952

A cutting-edge Professor at Harvard Business School, Christensen is best known for researching innovation in commercial enterprises. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma—in which he offers his take on "disruptive innovations," or products, systems, and services that create entirely new markets

Bill Gates
October 28, 1955

An American business magnate, philanthropist, and co-founder of Microsoft.

Ellen J. Kullman
January 22, 1956

Former Business Executive. She was Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ("DuPont") in Wilmington and is a former director of General Motors.

Theresa Mary May
October 1, 1956

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. She has also been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a one-nation conservative and is characterised as a liberal conservative.

Aliko Dangote
10 April 1957

Nigerian businessman who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. The company operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Barack Hussein Obama II
August 4, 1961

44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside of the continental United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review.

J. K. Rowling
July 31, 1965

British Author of Harry Potter

Jimmy Wales
August 7, 1966 -

Entrepreneur best known as a co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia

Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords
June 8, 1970

American politician from the U.S. state of Arizona. As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she represented Arizona's 8th congressional district from January 3, 2007 until her resignation on January 25, 2012, after surviving an assassination attempt that left her with a severe brain injury. She is the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

Elon Musk
June 28, 1971

Entrepreneur and inventor best known for founding SpaceX, and co-founding Tesla Motors and PayPal