NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod, is the world’s most powerful businessman, according to Fortune Magazine’s list of the 25 most influential executives.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who reshaped the soft drinks giant, is the most powerful businesswoman, said the magazine, which made its selection partly based on executives’ “world-class oomph”.
The heads of conglomerates including Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Toyota, Boeing and BHP Billiton made the list, as did the men behind search engine Google — Larry Page, Eric Schmidt and Sergei Brin — who jointly came in at number 4.
Following is the Fortune “Power 25” list: 1. Steve Jobs, CEO and Chairman, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) 2. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corp NWSa.N 3. Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs (GS.N) 4. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Google (GOOG.O) 5. Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N) 6. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) 7. Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft (MSFT.O) 8. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric (GE.N) 9. Katsuaki Watanabe, President, Toyota (7203.T) 10. A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble (PG.N) 11. John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco (CSCO.O) 12. Li Ka-shing, Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings (0001.HK) and Hutchison Whampoa 0013.HK 13. Lee Scott, CEO, Wal-Mart (WMT.N) 14. Lakshmi Mittal, steel magnate, ArcelorMittal ISPA.AS 15. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) 16. Mark Hurd, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) 17. James McNerney, Chairman and CEO, Boeing (BA.N) 18. Marius Kloppers, CEO, BHP Billiton (BHP.AX)BLT.L 19. Steve Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone (BX.N) 20. Carlos Slim, Chairman, TelMex TLX.SN and Carso Foundation 21. Steve Feinberg, CEO, Cerberus [CBS.UL] 22. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo PEP.N 23. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group 24. Bob Iger, CEO, Walt Disney (DIS.N) 25. Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO, LVMH (LVMH.PA) (Writing by Miral Fahmy; Editing by Ian Geoghegan)