Apr 292014
 

Steve Jobs has been named the #1 most influential leader in CNBC’s First 25: Rebels, Icons & Leaders, described as “a definitive list of people who have had the greatest influence, sparked the biggest changes and created the most disruption in business over the past quarter century.”

“Steve Jobs earned the top spot for both transforming the way we think about technology and redefining the style in which we live […]

More than any other member of our group of extraordinary entrepreneurs and executives—all outstanding leaders—his vision spurred changes far beyond his industry and put an indelible stamp on the wider culture …”

 

CNBC is having a year-long 25th anniversary celebration and will be airing the clip above during their Business Day programming today. The full one hour special will broadcast at 7PM ET tonight.

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The full list of the top 25:

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Alan Greenspan & Ben Bernanke
  4. Sergey Brin, Larry Page & Eric Schmidt
  5. Jeff Bezos
  6. Warren Buffett
  7. Oprah Winfrey
  8. Mark Zuckerberg
  9. Jack Bogle
  10. Larry Ellison
  11. Rupert Murdoch
  12. Jack Welch
  13. NR Narayana Murthy
  14. Howard Schultz
  15. Bernard Arnault
  16. Li Ka-shing
  17. Carl Icahn
  18. Meg Whitman
  19. Amancio Ortega
  20. Michael Bloomberg
  21. Sandy Weill
  22. Cher Wang
  23. Aliko Dangote
  24. Martha Stewart
  25. Carlos Slim

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