Apple's Jobs is Most Powerful Businessman: Fortune

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 (GE is the parent company of CNBC), 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.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Alastair Grant
Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Following is the Fortune "Power 25" list:

1. Steve Jobs, CEO and Chairman, Apple

2. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corp

3. Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

4. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Google

5. Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

6. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil

7. Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft

8. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric

9. Katsuaki Watanabe, President, Toyota

10. A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble

11. John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco

12. Li Ka-shing, Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings/Hutchison Whampoa

13. Lee Scott, CEO, Wal-Mart

14. Lakshmi Mittal, steel magnate

15. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase

16. Mark Hurd, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

17. James McNerney, Chairman and CEO, Boeing

18. Marius Kloppers, CEO, BHP Billiton

19. Steve Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone

20. Carlos Slim, Chairman, TelMex and Carso Foundation

21. Steve Feinberg, CEO, Cerberus

22. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

23. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group

24. Bob Iger, CEO, Walt Disney

25. Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO, LVMH