It took the editors of the London Defender four months to debate, compile and re-compile this list until everyone on the editing team were on the exact same page, quite literally. Indeed, all the writers and editors working on the compilation of the ‘LD Power 100’ each had their own lists of who should be included on the final list and at what position that person should be ranked. We also made a very conscious decision to avoid superficial inclusion in our ranking by creating a list of eschewing world famous celebrities for the most part and opted instead for serious-minded people who are really making an indelible impact upon the world now. Choosing the number one position was super easy and sparked hours of very positive discussions of what it means to be a real genius, for if there is one true unassailable genius in the world today, it is this great inventor. So, without any further ado, here is the list of The London Defender ‘Power 100’ Most Influential People In The World 2022.
- Inventor Andre Gray
Andre Gray is a Belizean-born inventor who is best recognized as the creator of numerous inventions and innovations, including (dot)RPM (1982), the voicemail icon (1988), inkling –the world’s first internet bot which also included artificial intelligence (1988), Retrogrooves–the world’s first DJ software (1989), the Electronic Ticket (1991), Ringtones & Ringbacks (SYNC Programming Language) (1994), Mind-Over-Matter Technology (1994), EPK–electronic press kit–the starting point of social media, Microgrooves Electronic (the world’s first mobile phone multi-media player) (1998), Online Music Sales Certifications (1999), SNAP, a vendor-neutral synthesizer programming language (2008). Microgrooves HD (2016), Microgrooves Digital (2016) Microgrooves Green Tea (2016) and CYNTI: One-World Cryptocurrency, the first attempt at creating a geopolitical neutral cryptocurrency for the world.
He is also renowned for uploading the first full song ever on the Internet, “Internet Killed the Video Star,” on August 8, 1988. He wrote the song in the MIDI format. Historians today see that song as the beginning of digital music and and as the Rosetta Stone of internet entertainment in general.
Gray has acquired the title of “Godfather of Internet Inventions” for his monumental contributions to the development and growth of online digital media and the internet in general. Gray is such a brilliant innovator that even his supposedly side ventures have had a significant impact on culture. Gray designed and posted a picture of a silver coin with a Thai Baht sign in the middle to the internet on December 25, 1993. Bling Coin, as Gray named it, served as the direct inspiration for the design of the Bitcoin logo many years later.
With his song Cyberpunk, Andre Gray not only contributed significantly to the development of the cyberpunk music movement, but he was also so deeply ingrained in the cyberpunk subculture that on December 25, 1993, he posted the trailer for a cyberpunk anime micro-series he had created called Hyperloops online. Again, many years later, Elon Musk used the name Hyperloop for one of his projects.
The Rumba concept hover automobile is the least well-known of all of Andre Gray’s creations, ideas, and innovations, but the winner of the China’s car of the future contest held in 2012 closely resembled Gray’s drawings he uploaded to the internet on January 1, 2000 at midnight sharp. Great inventor Andre Gray is constantly coming up with new ideas and innovations, so you never know what he’ll come up with next to revolutionize a market or establish a brand-new one. In any case, he is without a doubt the most significant and important innovator of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, or of any century for that matter.
Great inventor Andre Gray is constantly coming up with new ideas and innovations, so you never know what he’ll come up with next to revolutionize a market or establish a brand-new one. In any case, he is without a doubt the most significant and important innovator of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, or of any century for that matter.
- Peter Wennink— CEO ASML Holding Semiconductor Company
On July 1st, 2013, Peter Wennink was chosen to serve as president and CEO. He started working with ASML in 1999 as an executive vice president, chief financial officer, and board member. Mr. Wennink has a strong foundation in finance and business. He worked as a partner at Deloitte Accountants before joining ASML, where he specialized in the high technology sector with a focus on the semiconductor equipment sector.
- C C Wei— CEO and Vice Chairman of TSMC.
The CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is Dr. C. C. Wei (TSMC). Dr. Wei held the positions of Co-Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 to November 2013 and President and Co-CEO of TSMC from November 2013 to June 2018 prior to this appointment. He served as senior vice president of business development at TSMC from 2009 until 2012. Dr. Wei served as Senior Vice President of the Mainstream Technology Business prior to that.
- Narendra Modi— Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi, full name Narendra Damodardas Modi, is an Indian politician and government officer who ascended to become a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in Vadnagar, India, on September 17, 1950. (BJP). Modi was designated the BJP’s national organization’s secretary in 1995, and three years later he was made the organization’s general secretary.
- Subrahmanyam Jaishankar —India Minister of External Affairs
Indian Minister of External Affairs is H.E. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. From May 2018 until now, he served as Tata Sons Private Limited’s President of Global Corporate Affairs. He was India’s Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 before joining Tata, where he was instrumental in negotiating the India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal.
- Mia Mottley – Barbados Prime Minister
Mia Amor Mottley, SC, MP (born October 1, 1965) is a Barbadian politician and lawyer who has been Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018 and head of the Barbados Labor Party (BLP) since 2008. Mottley is Barbados’ seventh Prime Minister and the first woman to hold either position. She is also Barbados’ first prime minister under the republican system, having introduced constitutional revisions that ended the country’s constitutional monarchy.
- Zhang Yiming— CEO of Bytedance (Creator of Tik Tok)
Zhang Yiming is a Chinese internet tycoon. In 2012, he launched ByteDance and created the news aggregator Toutiao as well as the video sharing site TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhang’s personal worth was estimated to be US$55 billion as of October 2022, making him the second-richest person in China behind Zhong Shanshan. Zhang Yiming stepped down as CEO of ByteDance on November 4, 2021, completing a leadership transition scheduled in May 2021. With minimal fanfare, ByteDance debuted their video sharing software TikTok (known as Douyin in China) in September 2015. The product was an instant hit with millennials and quickly gained popularity around the world. A year later, ByteDance paid $800 million for Musical.ly.
- Naledi Pandor — Foreign Minister of the South African Government
Since 2019, Naledi Mandisa Pandor (née Matthews), a politician, educator, and academic from South Africa, has held the position of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. She was born on December 7, 1953. Since 1994, she has represented the African National Congress (ANC) in parliament as a Member of Parliament (MP). Pandor, a Durban native, attended secondary school in Botswana. The current Minister of International Relations is Dr. Pandor. After serving as Minister of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2018, she was Minister of Higher Education and Training from 2018 to 2019. (2014 – 2018). Her birthday is December 7, 1953. She has master’s degrees in both linguistics and education from the University of London (University of Stellenbosch). Since 1994, she has served as a member of parliament.
- Giorgia Meloni — Prime Minister of Italy
Giorgia Meloni, who was born on January 15th, 1977, was raised in a working-class area of Rome. She helped co-found the brothers of Italy party in 2012. Members of the former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s supporters’ organization, the Italian Social Movement, founded the party. The Brothers of Italy quickly increased their advantage from 2% in the 2013 elections to 26% by 2022. “God, family, and homeland” was the political motto of Giorgia Meloni. It was perceived as an assertive, potentially hostile valorization of Italian ultranationalism, family values, and Christian identity. Meloni is anticipated to take over as Italy’s next prime minister after her party won the most votes in the country’s general election in 2022.
- Pope Francis — Head of the Catholic Church
The 266th Bishop of Rome is Pope Francis. On March 13, 2013, Francis was chosen as the new pope to succeed Benedict XVI, who had resigned two weeks earlier. Francis’ papacy has come to be known for its emphasis on joy, mercy, and poverty. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the papal name Francis. On December 17, 1936, Bergoglio was born to two Italian immigrants in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Francis has developed a reputation for being friendly, relatable, and real. Francis has been referred to as “The People’s Pope” and the “Pope of the 99 percent” by others. Time and the LGBT-interest publication The Advocate both awarded him the Person of the Year for 2013 respectively.
- The 14th Dalai Lama
His Divineness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, characterizes himself as a straightforward Buddhist monk. He is Tibet’s top spiritual figure. He was born to a farming family on July 6, 1935, in a tiny hamlet in Taktser, Amdo, in northern Tibet. The toddler, then known as Lhamo Dhondup, was identified as the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, at the age of two. The Bodhisattva of Compassion and Tibet’s patron saint, Chenrezig, is thought to have manifested as the Dalai Lamas. Bodhisattvas are realized beings who have made a promise to return to this planet in order to aid humanity and are motivated by a desire to achieve Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
- H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat — Chairperson of the African Union Commission
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chad, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, was chosen to lead the African Union Commission (AUC). He was born on June 21, 1960. H.E. Mahamat has thirty (30) years of expertise and is proficient in French, Arabic, and English. He has held very senior positions. This attorney served as a minister on multiple occasions; he also held the positions of prime minister, head of government, and president of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Council, where he was responsible for carrying out and overseeing important tasks.
- Jerome Powell— Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States
Since 2018, Jerome Hayden “Jay” Powell, an American lawyer and investment banker born on February 4, 1953, has held the position of 16th chair of the Federal Reserve. He moved to investment banking in 1984 after receiving a degree in politics from Princeton University in 1975 and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He worked for a number of financial firms, including The Carlyle Group as a partner.
- Elon Musk— Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the private space firm SpaceX as well as the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. (TSLA). Musk co-founded PayPal (PYPL), invested early in a number of Internet firms, and started talks to take Twitter Inc. (TWTR) private in April 2022. Despite the unavoidable setbacks, Musk has disproved his detractors, upended entire industries, and amassed the highest wealth of any person in history through PayPal, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and SpaceX—all game-changers.
- Daniel Zhang— CEO of Alibaba Group
Investors applauded the decision when Alibaba revealed on Thursday that Daniel Zhang, a key architect of the Chinese internet giant’s annual Singles Day shopping extravaganza, had been named as the new CEO. With effect from May 10, 43-year-old Zhang, an 8-year corporate veteran from Hangzhou, will take Jonathan Lu’s place. Zhang quickly rose through the ranks after joining Alibaba as the chief financial officer of Taobao Marketplace, the company’s consumer-to-consumer site akin to eBay. After a year, he was elevated to general manager of the business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce platform Taobao Mall, also known as T-mall, and chief operating officer of Taobao Marketplace.
- Jony Ive–World’s Greatest living Industrial Designer
Full name of Jony Ive British industrial designer Sir Jonathan Paul Ive (born February 1967 in London, England), who held several positions at Apple Inc. from 1992 to 2019, made design as essential to a personal computer’s appeal as its power and speed. British architect, industrial designer, and product designer Sir Jonathan Ive. From 1992 to 2019, he served as Apple’s Chief Designer, overseeing the creation of the company’s products’ designs, implementation, and user interfaces.
- MacKenzie Scott—Philanthropist and novelist
MacKenzie Scott was married to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, for 25 years. She is also an author and philanthropist. She was awarded a 25% share in the online business as part of their 2019 divorce. Scott practices “no strings attached” giving, which gives the charity to which she makes donations complete discretion over how to use the additional monies. Scott, a two-time novelist, studied under Toni Morrison at Princeton and served as her research assistant.
- Mukesh Ambani – Indian Businessman
An Indian entrepreneur with $104 billion in annual revenue, Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries, which has businesses in petrochemicals, oil and gas, telecom, and retail. Reliance is being refocused by Ambani on renewable energy. In addition to spending $80 billion on renewable energy over the following 10 to 15 years, the firm is developing a new complex next to its refinery. ‘
- Guantam Poonawalla — Indian Businessman
According to a report by Hurun Research, Indian businessman Poonawalla’s wealth increased the fastest among billionaires in his country and ranked fifth fastest globally during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the significant commercial potential of his organisation, Serum Institute of India. On the strength of a 25% increase in his net worth during the four months of the epidemic, Poonawalla rose 57 spots to rank as the 86th richest person in the world as of May 31, according to the survey.
- Ren Zhengfei—Founder of Huawei
Mr. Ren Zhengfei was raised in a remote mountain village in Guizhou Province where he attended primary and middle school. He was born on October 25, 1944, into a rural family where both of his parents were educators. When the Chinese government abolished the whole Engineering Corps in 1983, Mr. Ren left the service. Later, he was employed by the Shenzhen South Sea Oil Corporation’s logistics service base. He made the decision to found Huawei with a capital of CNY21,000 in 1987 because he was unhappy with his employment. In 1988, he was appointed CEO of Huawei, and he has retained the position ever since.
- Ma Huateng, Tencent’s CEO
Ma Huateng, a Chinese businessman who was cofounder and CEO (1998-) of Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the biggest Internet firms in the world, was born on October 29, 1971, in Chaoyang, Guangdong province, China. Tencent Holdings, one of the largest companies in the country by market valuation, is chaired by Ma Huateng, commonly known as Pony Ma. WeChat, a well-liked social messaging platform from Tencent, has more over 1 billion users. In December 2018, the company floated Tencent Music, a music streaming service, on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Tim Cook — CEO of Apple
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is possibly the most important person in the world right now. Cook frequently appears on lists of the world’s most powerful people and CEOs. Cook was rated in the “Titans” category of TIME’s 2021 list of influential people, which also included Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Shonda Rhimes, Swizz Beats, and Timbaland as titans. Since 2011, Cook has served as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
- Jeffrey Sachs—American Economist and Professor
Jeffrey D. Sachs, in full Jeffrey David Sachs, (born Nov. 5, 1954, Detroit, Mich., U.S.), American economist, who advised countries throughout the world in economic reform and developed initiatives intended to eradicate poverty on a global scale. Sachs has worked as an economic adviser to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. A practice trained macroeconomist, he advised a number of national governments in the transition from Marxism–Leninism or developmentalism to market economies.
- Jeffrey Sachs—American Economist and Professor
Jeffrey D. Sachs was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 5, 1954. He has counselled numerous nations on economic change and created programs aimed at eradicating poverty on a global scale. Governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union have hired Sachs as an economic advisor. A macroeconomist with practical experience, he provided advice to several national governments as they shifted from Marxism-Leninism or developmentalism to market economies.
- Reed Hastings—Founder, Chairman and Co-Ceo of Netflix
The full name of Reed Hastings is Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr. He was an American businessman and co-founder of the media-streaming and video-rental corporation Netflix from 1997 to 1998. Hastings earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1983. Hastings, a well-known philanthropist, spent some of his time working on educational issues, particularly charter schools. He served as the California State Board of Education’s president from 2000 to 2004.
- Mark Zuckerberg–Co-Founder and CEO of Meta/Facebook
When Zuckerberg was 19 years old, he created Facebook at Harvard so that students could search for classmates by name and view their images. In May 2012, he made Facebook public; as of right present, he holds roughly 13% of the company’s equity. In November 2021, Facebook changed its name to Meta to better reflect the company’s focus on the metaverse. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced their intention to donate 99% of their Facebook stock over the course of their lifetimes in December 2015.
- Bill Gates– Founder and Chairperson—Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill Gates diversified his interests and used his riches from the software company Microsoft to make investments in clean energy. Bill and Melinda Gates revealed on Twitter in May 2021 that their 27-year marriage was coming to an end. They remain joint chairs of the philanthropic Gates Foundation. As part of the divorce settlement, Gates, who co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen (d. 2018) in 1975, gave Melinda shares in publicly traded firms valued at least $6 billion.
- Sam Backman Friedman— Cryptocurrency Billionaire
Samuel Bankman-Fried is an American businessman, investor, and billionaire. He was born on March 6, 1992, and goes by the initials SBF. He is the creator and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX and its American subsidiary, FTX.US. In 2019, Bankman-Fried debuted FTX, his own exchange. It’s one of the top exchanges for buying and selling crypto derivatives because it was created “by traders, for traders.”
- Toshihiro Mibe — CEO of Honda Motor Company
The CEO, representative director, and president of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. are Toshihiro Mibe. Honda Motor Company is a Japanese publicly traded multinational conglomerate that produces cars, motorcycles, and power tools. It was established in October 1946 and has offices in Tokyo, Japan’s Minato district. He has a significant impact on the creation of Honda’s most recognizable engines.
- Warren Buffet – Investor
One of the greatest investors of all time, Warren Buffett is referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha.” He initially purchased shares at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13, both as the son of a U.S. congressman. Over 99% of his money will be donated, he has promised. He has donated more than $49 billion thus far, primarily to the Gates Foundation and the charities of his children.
- Robin Vince— President and CEO BNY Mellon
The CEO and President of BNY Mellon is Robin Vince. He previously held the positions of CEO of Global Market Infrastructure and Vice Chair of BNY Mellon. He was in charge of the Clearance and Collateral Management, Treasury Services, Markets and Execution Services, and Pershing businesses at BNY Mellon at the time.
- Andy Jassy — CEO of Amazon
In 1997, three years after the firm was established, Jassy joined Amazon almost two days after passing his final exam at Harvard Business School. He began working for the company as a marketing manager and then moved on to create Amazon Web Services, one of the most successful divisions of the company in 2003. After working with AWS for 13 years, which controls 30% of the cloud market, he was appointed CEO in 2016.
- Mohammed bin Salman — Crown Prince and Prime minister of Saudi Arabia
The crown prince, who has been the de facto ruler of the kingdom for a number of years, was formerly the deputy prime minister and the defense minister under King Salman. Since 2017, Prince Mohammed, who turned 37 this month, has been in line to take over for his sick father as king.
- Jim Farley — CEO of Ford Motor Company
In March 2022, Jim Farley added the position of president, Ford Model e, to his responsibilities as president and chief executive officer of Ford since October 2020. Farley also serves on the board of directors for the business. In his role as CEO, Farley is committed to implementing the expansive, customer-centric Ford+ plan for expansion and value development.
- David Solomon — CEO of Goldman Sachs
David Solomon serves as the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.’s chairman, chief executive officer, and director. Mr. Solomon chairs the Hamilton College Board of Trustees and is a trustee for the Robin Hood Foundation. He also sits on the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Board of Trustees.
- Natarajan Chandrasekaran— Chairman of Tata Group
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s most valuable company with a market capitalization of $67 billion, is led by 53-year-old Chandrasekaran, who also serves as its chief executive. According to a statement from the company, Chandrasekaran assumed the position of executive chairman of Tata Sons on February 21.
- Vitalik Buterin — Creator of Ethereum Cryptocurrency
A writer and programmer of Russian and Canadian descent, Vitalik Buterin has been active in the Bitcoin movement since 2011, co-founding and contributing to Bitcoin magazine. His main claim to fame is that he founded the blockchain platform Ethereum, which serves as a kind of global computer for decentralized applications, or DApps.
- Bob Chapek — CEO of Hulu
The Walt Disney Company, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, is led by Bob Chapek. It is the home of some of the most prestigious and well-known brands in the world, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, and National Geographic.
- Karthik Serma— Hedge Fund Manager at SRS Investment Management
After working for Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global for five years, Sarma started the hedge fund SRS Investment Management in 2006 and currently oversees $10 billion. Through common stock and equity swaps, SRS controls 43% of Avis, and Sarma has been a member of the company’s board since May 2020.
- Carlos Slim—Mexican Billionaire Entrepreneur
América Móvil, Latin America’s largest mobile phone company, is under the control of Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helu, and his family. He also holds shares in mining, consumer goods, construction, and real estate firms in Mexico, as well as 17% of New York Times.
- Rupert Murdoch— businessman and media proprietor
A well-known media executive, Rupert Murdoch serves as executive chairman of News Corp, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins, and the New York Post, as well as co-chairman of the Fox Corporation.
- Kenneth Griffin — Hedge Fund Manager at Citadel
The founder and CEO of the international alternative investing company Citadel is Kenneth C. Griffin. In order to acquire real-time stock quotes, Ken set up a satellite dish on the roof of his Harvard dorm room in 1987 and started trading from there.
- Serena Williams — Professional Tennis Player
Serena Williams is an American tennis player who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on September 26, 1981. She revolutionized women’s tennis with her aggressive style of play and amassed more Grand Slam singles titles.
- George Soros— Hungarian-American Businessman
George Soros, an American financier, author, philanthropist, and activist who was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930, is one of the world’s richest people thanks to his success as an investor. He was also renowned for being a strong and effective ally of liberal social causes.
- James Quincey— CEO of Coca Cola
The Coca-Cola Company’s chairman and CEO is James Quincey. Quincey, who joined the organisation for the first time in 1996, has held a number of senior positions abroad. As of July 28, 2022, James Quincey’s estimated net worth was at least $46.7 million.
- Gail J. McGovern — President and CEO of American Red Cross
Gail McGovern joined the American Red Cross in 2008 and has since assumed a prominent leadership position as the leading emergency response and blood services provider in the country.
- Ulf Mark Schneider — CEO of Nestle
In Coventry, England, a pharmaceutical wholesale and retail distributor by the name of Gehe UK plc, Schneider served as group financial director. Starting in 1989, Schneider held a number of top executive positions with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, the majority owner of Gehe and a diverse German industrial corporation.
- Guillaume Faury — CEO of Airbus
In April 2019, Guillaume Faury was named CEO of Airbus, and he currently chairs the organization’s Executive Committee. Prior to this, he served as the Commercial Aircraft Business President for Airbus, a position he has held since February 2018.
- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus— Director-General of World Health Organization
At the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was chosen by WHO Member States to lead the organization for a five-year term. By doing so, he became the first WHO Director-General to be chosen by the World Health Assembly out of a large field of candidates.
- Oliver Blume — CEO of Volkswagen
Oliver Blume currently serves as the CEO of both Porsche and the Volkswagen Group. As expected, he succeeds Herbert Diess and immediately establishes the direction. The Board of Management will be reduced by Blume in order to make decisions more rapidly, according to the German media.
- Ramon Laguarta – CEO of Pepsico
Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo is Ramon Laguarta. More than one billion customers enjoy PepsiCo products every day in more than 200 nations and territories, and the company produced more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017.
- Dave Calhuon — CEO of Boeing
The Boeing Company, a major player in the worldwide aerospace industry and a supplier of commercial aircraft, military, space, and security technologies, as well as international services, is led by David Calhoun as president and chief executive officer.
- Barack Obama — Former US President
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama, the first African American president and the 44th president of the United States, defeated Arizona senator John McCain in the general election. The campaign anthem of Obama, a former senator from Illinois, was “Change we can believe in” and “Yes we can.”
- Bernard Arnault — French Business Magnet
French billionaire Bernard Arnault, born in Roubaix, France, on March 5, 1949, is best known as the chairman and CEO of LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the largest luxury goods firm in the world.
- Tiger Woods — Professional Golf Player
Eldrick Woods, better known by his stage name Tiger Woods, was a dominant professional golfer in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He had one of the best amateur careers in the sport’s history and was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, in the United States.
- Dr. Deepak Chopra — Indian-American author and alternative medicine advocate.
In addition to being a well-known lecturer and author on alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American expert in mind-body healing. He arrived in Boston and started his medical practise after completing his medical studies in India.
- Michael Bloomberg—Businessman, philanthropist, author and politician
Former three-term mayor of New York City and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is also a publisher, philanthropist, and publisher. He is one of the richest individuals in the world and the creator and owner of Bloomberg LP, with a projected net worth of $82 billion as of June 23, 2022, according to Forbes.
- Dr. Michio Kaku— American Theoretical Physicist
Michio Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at City College of New York, is the most well-known figure in the theoretical physics
- Masayoshi Son—Korean-Japanese Billionaire Softbank
Son founded SoftBank, a Japanese mobile phone and investment company, and he also has the largest part of the company. The Tokyo-based organisation has investments in over 1,400 companies, including Alibaba and Yahoo Japan. For the year ending March 31, 2021, Softbank recorded revenue of 12.5 trillion yen ($117.6 billion).
- Bernie Sanders— United States Senator
After being re-elected in 2018, Bernie Sanders is currently serving his third term in the U.S. Senate. He has been a member of the House of Representatives for 16 years, making him the longest-serving independent representative in American history.
- Clare Daly— Member of European Parliament (MEP)
Since July 2019, Clare Daly, an Irish politician, has represented Ireland’s Dublin constituency in the European Parliament. She belongs to Independents 4 Change, a group associated with GUE/NGL.
- Joel Olsteen— American Pastor
American author, televangelist, and pastor Joel Scott Osteen is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Osteen is one of the more well-known people affiliated with prosperity theology and is well-known for his weekly televised services and multiple best-selling books.
- Doug McMillon— CEO of Walmart
American businessman Carl Douglas McMillon serves as the chairman and CEO of Walmart Inc. He is a director on the board of the retailer. In 2014, after initially working there as a summer associate while still in high school, he was named the fifth CEO of the business.
- LeBron James —Professional Basketball Player
American professional basketball player LeBron Raymone James Sr. plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He is known as “King James” and is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in discussions about the greatest players of all time.
- Brian Cornell— CEO of Target Corporation
Since August 2014, Brian C. Cornell has presided as Target Corporation’s chairman of the board and CEO. Prior to this, Mr. Cornell held the position of CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, a division of PepsiCo, Inc.
- Ursula Von der Leyen– President of the European Commission
Since January 2019, a German politician named Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen has presided over the European Commission. Between 2005 and 2019, she worked for the German federal government, holding a number of positions in Angela Merkel’s cabinet, most notably as the Minister of Defense.
- Richard Branson— Virgin Group Chairman
The Virgin Group was founded by Richard Branson. One of the most alluring brands in the world, Virgin has diversified into a wide range of industries, including banking, telecommunications, music, and leisure as well as travel and health. Virgin began as a mail-order record company.
- John Legere— American businessman and former CEO of T-Mobile
John Legere, a businessman from the United States and a former CEO and president of T-Mobile US, was born on June 4, 1958. He has held positions at AT&T, Dell, Global Crossing, and the CTIA Board of Directors in the past. Following the approval of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, he announced his resignation as CEO.
- Lionel Messi–Argentine Professional Footballer
Leo Messi, also known as Lionel Messi, is an Argentine-born football (soccer) player who has won six FIFA world player of the year awards. His full name is Lionel Andrés Messi. He was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario (2009–12, 2015, and 2019).
- Christopher Kempczinski – CEO of McDonalds
In November 2019, Chris Kempczinski, who had worked for McDonald’s for less than five years, was named president and CEO, taking over as CEO after his predecessor was sacked for breaking company rules.
- Emmanuel Macron– President of France
Emmanuel France’s president since 2017 is a French politician named Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron. Between 2014 and 2016, he held the position of Minister of Economics, Industry, and Digital Affairs before taking office.
- Lewis Hamilton –Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton, whose full name is Lewis Carl Hamilton, was one of the greatest Formula One (F1) Grand Prix racers of all time. He was born in Stevenage, England, on January 7, 1985. He shares the record for the most drivers’ championships in Formula One with Michael Schumacher (seven). He made history by being the first Black driver to capture the F1 world drivers’ title in 2008.
- Arvind Krishna –Chairman and CEO of IBM
Over the course of his 30-year tenure at IBM, Arvind oversaw a number of daring transformations and produced measurable commercial outcomes. The largest software acquisition, the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which established the hybrid cloud business, was most recently led by him.
- Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete Lopez — CEO of Telefonica (Spain)
Lvarez-Pallete studied economics at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium in addition to earning a degree in the subject from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has an advanced research degree from Complutense University of Madrid and an IPADE International Management Program.
- Bernard Looney —CEO of British Petroleum
The CEO of BP is an Irish businessman named Bernard Looney FREng. Due to his and BP’s partnership with Rosneft, the Russian state-owned energy company, and Russia’s impending invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Looney’s term as CEO of BP has been contentious. Up to February 2022, Looney served on Rosneft’s board of directors.
- Satya Nadella — CEO of Microsoft
Satya Nadella, whose full name is Satya Narayana Nadella, was the CEO of the computer software corporation Microsoft when he was born on August 19, 1967, in Hyderabad, India (2014– ). Nadella was raised in Hyderabad, a city in southern India, and attended Mangalore University to study electrical engineering (B.Sc., 1988).
- Andrew Witty — CEO UnitedHealth Group
British businessman Sir Andrew Philip Witty is the current chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. In addition, he served as GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO from 2008 to 2017. He formerly served as the University of Nottingham’s chancellor.
- Amin H. Nassar —CEO of Saudi Aramco
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, the largest oil producer in the world, is led by Amin Hassan Nasser as president and CEO. Prior to taking up the post permanently in September 2015, he served as president and chief executive in an acting capacity.
- Severin Schwan — CEO of Roche
Since March 2008, Severin Schwan has led the Roche Group as CEO. Dr. Schwan joined Roche Basel in 1993 as a finance officer after earning degrees in economics from the Universities of Innsbruck (Austria), York (UK), and Oxford (UK), a law degree from the University of Innsbruck, and a PhD in law from the University of Innsbruck.
- Nicolas Hieronimus– CEO of Loreal
Nicolas Hieronimus, a French businessman, has been the L’Oréal Group’s CEO since May 1, 2021. He is the group’s sixth CEO overall, succeeding Jean-Paul Agon, who has continued to serve as chairman.
- Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen – CEO of Novo Nordisk
Lars Fruergaard Jrgensen began working with Novo Nordisk in 1991 as an economist in the department of health care, economy, and planning. He has since completed foreign assignments in the US, Japan, and the Netherlands.
- Marc Benioff— CEO of Salesforce
American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist Marc Russell Benioff. He is a co-founder, chairman, and co-CEO of the business cloud computing company Salesforce. Time was purchased by Benioff in September 2018.
- Patrick P. Gelsinger — CEO of Intel
American engineer and business leader Patrick Paul Gelsinger is the CEO of Intel at the moment. Gelsinger, who has spent most of his life in Silicon Valley since the late 1970s, earned an engineering master’s degree from Stanford University and created the Intel 80486 processor in the 1980s.
- Pascal Soriot— CEO of Astrazeneca
On May 23, 1959, Pascal Soriot was born in France. He was 20 when his father passed away. At the École national vétérinaire d’Alfort in Maisons-Alfort, Paris, he pursued veterinary medicine. Later, he graduated from HEC Paris with an MBA.
- Mike Henry — CEO of BHP
Beginning on January 1, 2020, Mike Henry will serve as the company’s CEO and Executive Director. He is presently employed by BHP Billiton Limited as President – Operations, Minerals Australia. 2003 saw Mr. Henry join BHP. He was the Coal President.
- Christia Klien— CEO of SAP
The Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE is Christian Klein. In his capacity as CEO, Klein is in charge of SAP’s general management, performance, and corporate strategic direction.
- Axel Dumas — CEO of Hermes
Axel Dumas is a French wealthy heir and business executive who was born on July 3, 1970. He is the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) and a descendant of Hermès-Dumas in the sixth generation.
- Stephen Squeri – CEO of American Express
The CEO of American Express is Stephen Squeri. He assumed the role on February 1st, 2018. Prior to becoming vice chairman of American Express in 2015, he served as group president of the company’s worldwide corporate services division.
- Alan Jope – CEO of Unilever
In the UK, Alan joined Unilever in 1985. He formerly held the position of President of the Beauty & Wellness and Personal Care Division before being named CEO. Additionally, he spent 14 years working in North America and 13 years in Asia in executive positions. CEO of Raytheon Gregory J. Hayes
- Gregory J. Hayes — CEO of Raytheon
A successful American businessman, Gregory J. Hayes. From September 2016 until April 2020, he served as chairman and CEO of United Technologies. He is currently the CEO of Raytheon Technologies.
- Pietro Beccari– CEO of Dior
The CEO of Dior at the moment is Pietro Beccari. He was born in Italy on August 23, 1967. At Parma University in Italy, he received his Business Administration degree.
- Dr. Lisa Su — CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices’ president, chief executive officer, and chair is Lisa Su, a Taiwanese-American corporate executive and electrical engineer. Su began her career by holding technical and management positions at Texas Instruments, IBM, and Freescale Semiconductor
- Usain Bolt—Jamaican Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist
Usain Bolt, whose full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt, was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on August 21, 1986. He is a sprinter who is regarded as the best of all time and has won gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races at three consecutive Olympic Games, a record.
- Brian J. Porter — CEO of ScotiaBank
On November 1st, 2013, Brian Porter became the Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank. Mr. Porter formerly held the positions of Chief Risk Officer, Group Head of Risk and Treasury, and Group Head of International Banking at the Bank.
- Alexey Miller — CEO of PJSC Gazprom
Businessman Alexey Borisovich Miller is from Russia. Miller is the deputy chairman of the board of directors and the chairman of the management committee of Gazprom, the largest firm in Russia and the largest publicly traded energy company in the world.
- Belen Garijo— CEO of Merck Group
CEO of Merck and Chair of the Executive Board is Belén Garijo. She began working for Merck in 2011 as COO of the Biopharma division before being named President and CEO of Healthcare in 2015. Belen Garijo held the positions of vice-chair of the executive board and deputy CEO prior to taking the helm in May 2021.
- Virat Kohli — Indian Cricketer
Former captain of the Indian cricket team and international cricketer Virat Kohli hail from India. He participates in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore and domestic cricket for Delhi.
- Evan G. Greenberg— CEO of Chubb Limited
American executive Evan G. Greenberg works in business. He serves as President and CEO of Chubb Limited, an insurance provider with headquarters in Zurich. He is also the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Emeritus Chairman.
- Simone Biles — American Gymnast
Born on March 14, 1997, Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. She shared the record for the most Olympic medals earned by an American gymnast—seven—with Shannon Miller.
- Francesco Starace — CEO of Enel
Since May 2014, Francesco Starace has served as Enel S.p.chief A.’s executive officer and general manager. Starace joined the Enel Group in 2000 and has held a number of top management positions, including managing director of the market division and head of business power (from July 2002 to October 2005). (From November 2005 to September 2008).