Apple’s Jobs is most powerful businessman: Fortune

Apple’s Jobs is most powerful businessman: Fortune
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First Published: Wed, Nov 28 2007. 11 10 AM IST

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Updated: Wed, Nov 28 2007. 11 10 AM IST
New York: 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, Sergei Brin, Google
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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
Carlos Slim
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
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