Narendra Modi in Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential list

Modi has been ranked 13 on the list which is headed by US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen


Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday ranked 13 on the ‘Bloomberg Markets Most Influential’ list, which is headed by US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen, followed by Chinese president Xi Jinping and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

BlackRock co-founder Larry Fink is a slightly surprising number four ahead of legendary investor Warren Buffett. Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets and global macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, brings up the rear.

The 50 people in Bloomberg’s fifth annual most influential list comprised a varied set including politicians, economists, bankers, tech executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and money managers.

Bloomberg said that half the people in the list were new entrants, adding that the Asia cohort this year was the biggest so far.

Here’s the complete list of the Bloomberg Markets 50 Most Influential people.

1. Janet Yellen - Chairperson, US Federal Reserve

2. Xi Jinping - President of China

3. Tim Cook - CEO, Apple

4. Larry Fink - Co-founder, BlackRock

5. Warren Buffett - CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

6. Barack Obama - President of the US

7. Carl Icahn - Chairman, Icahn Enterprises

8. Lloyd Blankfein - CEO, Goldman Sachs

9. Angela Merkel - German Chancellor

10. Reid Hoffman - Co-founder, LinkedIn

11. Jamie Dimon - CEO, JPMorgan Chase

12. Abigail Johnson - CEO, Fidelity Investments

13. Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of India

14. Mario Draghi - President, European Central Bank

15. Jeff Bezos - Founder, Amazon.com

16. Ana Botín - Chairman, Banco Santander

17. Jorge Paulo Lemann - Co-founder, 3G Capital

18. Ray Dalio - Founder, Bridgewater Associates

19. Elizabeth Warren - US Senator

20. Thomas Piketty - Professor, Paris School of Economics

21. Jeffrey Gundlach - Founder, DoubleLine Capital

22. Fan Bao - Founder, China Renaissance

23. Tidjane Thiam - CEO, Credit Suisse Group

24. Ruth Porat - CFO, Google

25. Elon Musk - Founder, Tesla Motors

26. Paul Singer - Founder, Elliott Management

27. Marc Andreessen - Co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz

28. Renaud Laplanche - Founder, LendingClub

29. Akio Toyoda - President, Toyota Motor

30. Paul Krugman - Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center

31. Pope Francis - Roman Catholic Church

32. Ellen Kullman - CEO, DuPont

33. Wang Qishan - Secretary, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

34. Jonathan Gray - Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone Group

35. Ken Griffin - Founder, Citadel

36. John Stumpf - CEO, Wells Fargo

37. Wang Jianlin - Founder, Dalian Wanda Group

38. Christine Lagarde - Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

39. Jiang Jianqing - Chairman, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

40. Jimmy Lai - Founder, Next Media

41. Aliko Dangote - Founder, Dangote Group

42. Michael Kim - Founder, MBK Partners

43. John Taylor - Professor, Stanford University

44. Blythe Masters - CEO, Digital Asset Holdings

45. George Osborne - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

46. Richard Thaler - Professor, University of Chicago

47. Elizabeth Holmes - Founder, Theranos

48. Mo Ibrahim - Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

49. Jane Gladstone - Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners

50. Ruchir Sharma - Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management