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These bloodhound CEOs will 'show you the money'

As most Cramericans know, Jim Cramer believes in following a stock with a strong CEO. After all if the head honcho isn't a winner, than the stock might as well be a loser too.

"I want to reveal a list of some of my most competitive CEOs, people you may not realize it but have the gloves off when it comes to their rivals," said the "Mad Money" host.

Cramer was inspired when he interviewed T-Mobile's John Legere on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." This CEO has managed to turn the company around into an innovative powerhouse that blew earnings away with the announcement that it added 2.1 million subscribers, bringing the total to 8.3 million additions for 2014.

"You know how he has done it? By being himself, the single most in-your-face CEO in the country. And I love it. Legere's a bomb thrower. He's a guerrilla fighter. He doesn't look like a CEO. He dresses like Belichick and he needs a haircut," added Cramer.

What Cramer admires most about Legere, is his ability to be careless and free. While so many other CEOs are lawyered up these days in fear, Legere fears no one. That is what makes him a fierce competitor.





John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile.
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John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile.

The next top brass competitor is Walter Robb, the co-CEO of Whole Foods. Cramer thinks he is really just a vicious competitor dressed in sheep's clothing. Yes, Robb is a gentleman. But he is a gentleman who is ready to cream the competition.

Both Robb and John Mackey have made no effort to co-exist with Fairway, Sprouts or Fresh Market. They are ready to bury the competition and leave them in the dust, especially now that it is the number one user of Apple Pay.

Or how about Cramer's fave Kevin Plank? Cramer is hearing stories all over the place from investors who are shorting Under Armour stock and are worried about a west coast port slowdown.

"I told them I don't have to worry. I am letting Plank worry for me. It takes about three minutes into a conversation with Plank for him to tell you how he's gonna crush Nike," said Cramer.

The most subtly competitive CEO out there is Jim McNerney of Boeing. This stock has become unstoppable, and keeps flying higher. When Cramer recently interviewed him, he asked McNerney if he considered Airbus to be a friendly competitor. McNerney looked at him like he had lost his mind.

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Other top fighting dogs on Cramer's list, include John Stumpf at Wells Fargo, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Oracle's Larry Ellison and John Chambers of Cisco.

Some might consider these leaders to be mild mannered, but Cramer knows they are far from that. At the end of the day, the CEO of a company can make the difference between a nameless stock and one that will continue to rake in the cash for shareholders. Which side of the coin do you want to be on?

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