Wednesday, April 02, 2008

50 who matter now

1 You! The consumer as creator
2
Sergey Brin and Larry Page Co-founders, Google
3
Paul Jacobs CEO, Qualcomm
4
Rupert Murdoch CEO, News Corp.
5
Steve Jobs CEO, Apple Computer
6
Susan Desmond-Hellmann President of product development, Genentech
7
The Emerging Global Middle Class China, India, Russia, Brazil, and elsewhere
8
Fujio Cho Chairman, Toyota
9
The New Oil Despots King Abdullah bin Abdul aziz al Saud (Saudi Arabia), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iran), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), and Vladimir Putin (Russia)
10
Ray Ozzie Chief technical officer, Microsoft
11
Marc Benioff CEO, Salesforce.com
12
Robert Iger CEO, Walt Disney Co.
13
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake Co-founders, Flickr
14
Brian McAndrews CEO, aQuantive
15
Jack Ma CEO, Alibaba.com
16
Barry Diller CEO, InterActiveCorp
17
Ed Zander CEO, Motorola
18
John Thompson CEO, Symantec
19
Mark Hurd CEO, Hewlett-Packard
20
Ben Bernanke Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
21
Bill Gates Benefactor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
22
Reid Hoffman Angel investor and CEO, LinkedIn
23
The New New Media Kevin Rose (Digg) and Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia)
24
Patricia Woertz CEO, Archer Daniels Midland
25
Kevin Martin Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
26
Ed Whitacre Chairman and CEO, AT&T
27
Jeremy Allaire CEO, Brightcove
28
Chad Hurley and Steven Chen Co-founders, YouTube
29
Danny Rimer General partner, Index Ventures
30
Muhammad Yunus Founder, Grameen Bank
31
Greg Isaacs Director of developer relations, eBay
32
Alex Bogusky Creative director, Crispin Porter & Bogusky
33
Vinod Khosla Founder, Khosla Ventures
34
David Heinemeier Hansson Partner, 37signals
35
Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media
36
Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström Co-founders, Skype
37
Patricia Russo CEO, Lucent Technologies
38
Oprah Winfrey Entertainment mogul
39
Electronic Frontier Foundation
40
Jeff Valdez Founder, SiTV
41
Stephen Maurer and Andrej Sali Adjunct associate professor, University of California at Berkeley, and professor, University of California at San Francisco
42
Jeff Bezos CEO, Amazon.com
43
The Pre-Internet Dinosaurs Larry Ellison (Oracle), Paul Otellini (Intel), and Michael Dell (Dell)
44
William McDonough Architect, William McDonough & Partners
45
Richard Branson Chairman, Virgin Group
46
Mike Morhaime Co-founder and president, Blizzard Entertainment
47
Nick Denton Publisher, Gawker Media
48
Naguib Sawiris CEO, Orascom Telecom
49
David Allen Author, Getting Things Done
50
Blake Krikorian Co-founder and CEO, Sling Media

[source : http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/peoplewhomatter/index.html]

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