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100 Great Business Leaders – Contents

100 Great Business Leaders explores the careers of businessmen and women from the world’s most admired companies: from the early steamship and railway magnate, Cornelius Vanderbilt, in the early nineteenth century, to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in the early twenty-first century; from the Americas to Europe, from India, Japan and South East Asia to China.

1 Dhirubhai Ambani · Reliance Industries

2 Bernard Arnault · LMVH

3 Mary Kay Ash · Mary Kay Cosmetics

4 Vinita Bali · Britannia Industries

5 Jeff Bezos · Amazon

6 Sara Blakely · Spanx

7 William Boeing · Boeing

8 Richard Branson · Virgin Group

9 Warren Buffett · Berkshire Hathaway

10 Andrew Carnegie · Carnegie Steel

11 Dhanin Chearavanont · Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group

12 Eva Chen · Trend Micro

13 Chung Ju-yung · Hyundai

14 Charles A. Coffin · General Electric Company

15 Terence Conran · Habitat

16 Michael Dell · Dell

17 Walt Disney · The Walt Disney Co.

18 Dong Mingzhu · Gree Electric Appliances

19 James Dyson · Dyson

20 Thomas Edison · Edison General Electric Company

21 Henry Ford · Ford Motor Company

22 Bill Gates · Microsoft

23 Louis Gerstner · IBM

24 Carlos Ghosn · Renault-Nissan

25 King C. Gillette · Gillette

26 Bill Gore · W.L. Gore & Associates

27 Katharine Graham · The Washington Post Group

28 Philip Green · Arcadia

29 Andrew Grove · Intel

30 Romi Haan · Haan Corporation

31 John Harvey-Jones · ICI

32 Bill Hewlett & David Packard · Hewlett-Packard

33 Soichiro Honda · Honda

34 Tony Hsieh · LinkExchange; Zappos

35 Lee Iacocca · Ford; Chrysler

36 Mohamed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim · MSI; Celtel

37 Steve Jobs · Apple

38 Herb Kelleher · Southwest Airlines

39 Vinod Khosla · Sun Microsystems

40 Gerard Kleisterlee · Philips

41 Phil Knight · Nike

42 Koo In-hwoi · LG Corporation

43 Koo Bon-Moo · LG Corporation

44 Ray Kroc · McDonald’s

45 A.G. Lafley · Proctor & Gamble

46 Estée Lauder · Estée Lauder

47 Lee Byung-chull · Samsung

48 Robin Li · Baidu

49 Li Ka-shing · Hutchison Whampoa

50 Liu Chuanzhi · Lenovo Group

51 Liu Yonghao · New Hope

52 Olivia Lum · Hyflux

53 Ma Huateng · Tencent

54 Jack Ma · Alibaba

55 John Mackey · Whole Foods Market

56 Anand Mahindra · Mahindra & Mahindra

57 Annie Turnbo Malone · Poro

58 Michael Marks · Marks & Spencer

59 Konosuke Matsushita · Panasonic

60 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw · Biocon

61 William McKnight · The 3M Company

62 George W. Merck · Merck & Co

63 Lakshmi Mittal · ArcelorMittal

64 Sunil Bharti Mittal · Bharti Airtel

65 Akio Morita · Sony

66 Alan Mulally · Ford Motor Company

67 Anne Mulcahy · Xerox

68 Rupert Murdoch · News Corporation

69 N.R. Narayana Murthy · Infosys

70 Ning Gaoning · COFCO

71 Indra Nooyi · PepsiCo

72 Archie Norman · Asda

73 Jorma Ollila · Nokia

74 Larry Page · Google

75 Azim Premji · Wipro

76 Gina Rinehart · Hancock Prospecting

77 John D. Rockefeller · Standard Oil

78 Anita Roddick · The Body Shop

79 Howard Schultz · Starbucks

80 Alfred P. Sloan · General Motors

81 Darwin Smith · Kimberley-Clark

82 Fred Smith · FedEx

83 Martin Sorrell · WPP Group

84 Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata · Tata Group

85 Ratan Tata · Tata Group

86 Kiichiro Toyoda · Toyota

87 Cornelius Vanderbilt · Steamships and railways

88 Sam Walton · Wal-Mart

89 Cher Wang · HTC

90 Wang Shi · China Vanke

91 Perween Warsi · S&A Foods

92 Thomas J. Watson · IBM

93 Jack Welch · General Electric

94 Meg Whitman · eBay

95 Jerry Yang · Yahoo!

96 Zhang Jindong · Suning Group

97 Zhang Ruimin · Haier

98 Zhang Yin · Nine Dragons Paper

99 Zong Qinghou · Wahaha

100 Mark Zuckerberg · Facebook


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