This article will highlight the world's 10 best businessmen. Most businessmen are either employed by or have created their own profit-oriented enterprise. Here is the list of the world's ten best businessmen.
- Steve Jobs (Chairman and CEO, Apple). As a businessman, Jobs has been at the top of the computer industry for the last 30 years. During that time, Steve has also changed the course of other industries, such as Hollywood movies, music, wireless phones and retail.
- Rupert Murdoch (Chairman and CEO, News Corp). Murdoch has been a top businessman since 1953, when he acquired Dow Jones for $5 billion. News Corps owns MySpace, and is also a global force in film, television and print.
- Lloyd Blankfein (Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs). Blankfein recently took over as head of the powerful I-bank. Lloyd used his business smarts to steer the company away from some damaging investments. Now, Goldman Sachs is considered to be "he smartest bank on the street."
- Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway). This businessman built Berkshire Hathaway into a massive holding company that is worth $98 billion. Buffett is a master deal broker, and his business knowledge is constantly sought after by many CEO's.
- Rex Tillerson (Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil). This businessman runs the largest non-state-run oil company in the world. The face of Exxon has also come a long way under the watch of Tillerson, especially since his modest PR tactic which acknowledged global warming.
- Bill Gates (Founder, Chairman, Microsoft). Gates is the leading businessman of his generation. Bill is the creator of software industry and the mastermind behind the rise of the PC.
- Jeff Immelt (Chairman and CEO, GE). Under the watchful business eye of Immelt, GE has maintained a AAA credit rating. Jeff is also chairman of the Business Council, a group of top tier CEOs who influence government policy.
- Katsuaki Watanabe (President, Toyota). As if Toyota wasn't already a successful business when he arrived in 2005, Wantanabe helped it earn an extra $14 billion. Katsuaki also launched a quality improvement campaign to make vehicle debuts trouble free.
- A.G. Lafley (Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble). When Lafley came aboard in 2000, the company was sinking. Since then, Procter & Gamble has been growing at an average 6% each year, making A.G. a role model for all CEOs.
- John Chambers (Chairman and CEO, Cisco). Few if any businessmen can sell as well as Chambers. With John as seller, his company's earnings were up 22% in 2007, and profits rose 31% at $7.3 billion.
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