Bezos is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Amazon. His extremely entrepreneurial spirit and diversification mindset has catapulted Amazon into one of the most widely recognized brands in the world. Bezos dabbles in other areas including private space flight and healthcare.
Nick Saban is the head football coach at the University of Alabama. He boasts a record of 127-20 and offers a no-nonsense approach to coaching his team. He considers his players family and looks out for them on the field and in the classroom.
Ma Jun is known world-wide as an environmental activist. His efforts particularly in air pollution have been well received in his home country of China and have led to policy changes across the board. He uses facts and research along with his collaborative attitude to push for positive change.
Barra is the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. Barra revamped the culture at General Motors after a series of disastrous hits to the company’s reputation. She has also steadily introduced a slate of innovative products including an all-electric car and a car with no steering wheel (coming soon).
This South Korean President took office less than a year ago and has quickly transformed the economic outlook of the nation. He’s expanded health coverage, increased minimum wage and been highly involved in negotiations between North and South Korea. He has earned the trust of the nation and continues to make improvements for the sake of his citizens.
Gottlieb is the Commissioner of the controversial Food and Drug Administration. In his short tenure he has led the way in decreasing medical costs, improving the efficiency of clinical trials and transforming the digital scope of healthcare across the country. He’s celebrated for his transparency and collaborative approach to policy.
Nakamitsu is a quiet, but grounded leader. She is the Undersecretary General for Disarmament for the United Nations. Nakamitsu has the strength and courage to handle difficult situations, minimize escalations and keep the members of the UN safe and sound.
Bill and Melinda Gates
This power couple not only led Microsoft during its rise to power, but they also commit their business savvy to the non-profit sector. They’ve invested in causes such as malaria research, gender equality issues, and sexual discrimination in tech.
Vestager is the Commissioner of Competition for the European Union. She leads from a sense of moral purpose and practicality working to redefine ethics in the tech industry. She accepts criticism with grace and is no stranger to imposing penalties on even the biggest corporations.
Fink is an expert when it comes to long-term strategy and vision. Managing assets of several billion dollars the CEO and founder of BlackRock challenges his team to perform financially, but also contribute to society in a positive way.