CNBC's Winners & Losers of the Financial World in 2011
As we seek your input on the 2011 winners and losers candidates, you’ll note that we have few repeats from last year's bunch and only one who also made our inaugural list in 2009. That’s Fed Chairman BenBernanke, who continues to loom over the economy.
GOP Rep.John Boehner (now House Speaker), President Barack Obama, and the American taxpayer are back from 2010. Carol Bartz is back from 2009 — she lasted slightly longer at Yahoo than we expected.
Boehner is back because he’s played a leading role in the debate over the shape of government. He's been involved in battles over the deficit with the Democrats and Obama, whom we also include for that reason.
Organizations (Occupy Wall Street, NBA/NFL) made our list, as has a celebrity (Justin Bieber).
Some of these people and companies are also the stuff of CNBC's predictions for the year ahead.
As in past years, the difference between a winner and a loser can be in the eye of the beholder — or voter. It's a fine line.
You have until December 21 to vote on the candidates for 2011. We’ll bring you the results the next day. So click ahead to see all the candidates and to vote on them.
Bartz was blunt in her early days as CEO of Yahoo , and even more so when she was suddenly fired. Bartz became just the latest boss not to move the needle at the limping Internet company. She made a deal with Microsoft and restructured the organization, but the stock was flat during her two-plus-year tenure. The board might have done her a favor.