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Who is the world’s most innovative leader?

September 10, 2018

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the most innovative leader in the world, according to the Forbes 2019 list of most innovative leaders. Tesla’s Elon Musk placed second, while founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was considered the third leader with the greatest innovation capital today.

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The most influential people in 2015: Time’s list

April 23, 2015

From Apple CEO Tim Cook to actress Emma Watson, ‘Time’ magazine has revealed the most influential people of the year list – cultural icons, industry titans, artists, leaders and pioneers. Kanye West tops the ranking, which features in the 27 April issue. Invited to write about this musician and record producer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon […]


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Bill Gates

An unmatched businessman, programmer and philanthropist, Gates has turned Microsoft, which he founded in 1976, into a software giant. He now commits himself to improving global healthcare and reducing poverty, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Elon Musk

Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity – behind these successful projects is one man: Elon Musk. Having revolutionised internet payment and spacecraft, this top CEO is pushing for a sustainable energy economy by creating the first viable production electric car and the largest US solar power provider.

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Mark Zuckerberg

He is the CEO of the most successful social online network. His story has been inspiring innovators, even before Lynch’s movie: a Harvard student who becomes a billionaire after founding Facebook, along with some friends.

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Muhammad Yunus

Through small loans and low interest rates to poor people – a revolutionary social innovation model –, Yunus helps turning talent and ideas into businesses. Yunus and the Grameen Bank (he founded in 1983) were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below’, in 2006.

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Ray Kurzweil

Director of Engineering at Google, world’s leading inventor and winner of the MIT-Lemelson Prize, this ‘restless genius’ – as the WSJ describes Kurzweil – combines innovation with futurology. He is, in the words of Inc.Magazine, ‘the rightful heir to Thomas Edison’.

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Richard Branson

Not many sectors have been left untried by Richard Branson, from recording to spacecraft through airlines. Beginning as a small, mail-order record business in 1970, his ‘Virgin way’ was the road to success.

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Salman Khan

Holding three degrees from MIT, an MBA from Harvard, and having worked as an analyst at a hedge fund, Sal decided to found the Khan Academy – a free, online education platform. His dream? To provide a ‘world class education for anyone, anywhere’.

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Sergey Brin and Larry Page

Founders of the internet giant Google, Brin and Page have brought it from Silicon Valley to our everyday lives. With an awarded management team and over 40,000 employees worldwide, Google is rated often as one of the best places to work for.

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Steve Jobs

Second only to Edison in the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, the iconic CEO of Apple developed products such as the MacIntosh, the iPod and the iPhone. His was a leading role in the personal computer and mobile revolution, but his mark also remains in the film industry, with Pixar Animation Studios, the most successful film studio ever.
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Thom Yorke and Radiohead

Thom Yorke has been leading the innovation in the music industry. Along with Radiohead, he strives to prove the value of music, doing away with sponsors or, more recently, record labels, and minimising the heavy ecological footprint of traditional touring.

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