CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders


  • Who did it better? Sandy Weill vs. Jamie Dimon Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    From left: Sandy Weill and Jamie Dimon

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. Today, we pit Sandy Weill against Jamie Dimon.

  • Why Boeing CEO deserves a spot on the A-list Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    Jim McNerney, president and CEO of The Boeing Company on Mad Money.

    If we're picking the most influential leaders of the past 25 years, we have to include Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, says CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Musk, Mulally steer auto industry to new paths Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors.

    One is a maverick. The other, a master of the turnaround. But what they share is the belief you can do things better in the auto business.

  • Forget 25 years—Facebook changed our lives in 10 Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    From the birth of social media to streaming movies, the media industry has exploded in the past 25 years because of these guys.

  • Beyond Steve Jobs: Tech's game-changers Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Of course, when we talk tech game-changers there's Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. But do you know who Jony Ive or Hasso Plattner are? You should.

  • Finance kings: The bailouts, bonds and bubbles Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan, Hank Paulson and George Soros.

    What follows is a list of shoo-ins that we think particularly deserving of inclusion, followed by a list of laggards to consider:

  • Two overlooked pioneers who remade US energy Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    George Mitchell, former chairman of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., receives the inaugural IHS CERA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 CERAWEEK conference in Houston, March 9, 2011.

    Lee Raymond, former CEO of ExxonMobil, and George P. Mitchell, the man who pioneered fracking, should be on the CNBC 25.

  • The names that are shaping retail's revolution Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Amancio Ortega, Ingvar Kamprad and Ralph Lauren.

    Much has changed over the past 25 years when it comes to retail. Here is a look at those who have changed the way people shop.

  • In clash of consumer goods titans, the standouts Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    From left, Howard Schultz, Phil Knight and Roberto Goizueta

    Of the 200 business leaders on CNBC's list, here are some who have had the biggest impact in the consumer goods category over the past 25 years.

  • JK Rowling: Nice books, but not that important Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

    Apologies to Harry Potter fans, but J.K. Rowling doesn't belong on the CNBC list of the top 25 business movers and shakers over the last 25 years.

  • Why Ebbers and Lay should be on this list Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:27 AM ET
    From left: Bernie Ebbers and Ken Lay

    As CNBC seeks to find the 25 most influential leaders, Buzzfeed's Jon Steinberg argues it should include some famous failures, including WorldCom's Ebbers and Enron's Lay.

  • Who mattered—and who didn’t—in last 25 years? Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    CNBC's celebration of our 25 years kicks off with our definitive list of people who have had the biggest impact on business over the past quarter century.

  • Milken to Madoff: Villains who changed the world Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:28 AM ET
    Bernard Madoff, money manager and accused mastermind of a $50 billion investment fraud, walks toward his home after appearing in court in New York on Dec. 17, 2008.

    CNBC is remembering the most impactful leaders of the past 25 years — and we can't do that without acknowledging some of the villains who changed the world like Milken and Madoff.

  • It comes down to this: Jobs vs. Gates Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    We love $4 lattes but we can live without them. We can't live without our computers. And that's why, for Herb Greenberg, the list of most influential leaders comes down to these two.

  • From Apple to Google: Face it, you need these guys Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    From the iPhone to Googling it, these tech pioneers gave us stuff we couldn't live without. Check out the "Kudlow" team's picks for the 25 most influential leaders—then cast your own vote!

  • Vote for CNBC's top 25 most influential people     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen announces the list of top 200 business leaders who helped change and transform the business world, including some controversial names like Kenneth Lay and Michael Milken. Viewers are asked to cast their vote at Cnbc.com/25-vote.

  • Futurist: Chinese democracy? It will never happen Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Clotaire Rapaille

    Clotaire Rapaille has been called "a corporate prophet," and he has some interesting forecasts for China, the Mideast and women's role in the world.

  • Most influential: Steve Jobs vs. Jeff Bezos     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen provides insight on the most influential people according to CNBC in changing business, leadership, and products and services we consume.

  • Icahn a contender for CNBC's top 25     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner introduces Carl Icahn as one of the contenders for CNBC's most influential people of the last 25 years.

  • 25 years from now: 'The global tribe'     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at what the ultra-wealthy is likely to look like twenty-five years from now. London and New York will be among some of the cities with the most high-net worth individuals in 2039.

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