Worth Power 100 – The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance

Published in the October/November 2011 issue of Worth and on

New York, NY (October 17, 2011) – For the second year, Worth has published its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in finance in the October/November 2011 issue.

When Worth published the Worth Power 100 list in October 2010, affairs seemed more stable, financially speaking. The stock market was rising. Employment looked a bit better. Policymakers and businesspeople had apparently gotten the American economy back on its feet. But in recent months those trends have halted or reversed.

Just who are the most powerful people in finance? The private bank heads? The politicians? The central bank chiefs? “The amount of change in the financial landscape meant that trying to rank powerful people was like jumping from ice floe to ice floe—everything kept shifting and sliding underfoot,” according to Emily DeNitto, Worth’s managing editor.

One force, however, remains constant: the central role of American entrepreneurship in driving economic growth. In the end, entrepreneurship, both big and small, will fuel a recovery. That’s why, for the No. 1 person on the list, Worth named Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “Apple reminds us that it will be American entrepreneurship that gets the country back on its feet again,” said Richard Bradley, editor in chief.

An alphabetical listing of the Worth Power 100. For complete details, please visit

Josef Ackerman
William Ackman
Cliff Asness
Spencer Bachus
Max Baucus
David Beers
Robert Benmosche
Benjamin Bernanke
Preet Bharara
Leon Black
Lloyd Blankfein
Michael Bloomberg
John Boehner
David Bonderman
Douglas Braunstein
Warren Buffett
Mary Callahan Erdoes
Eric Cantor
Michael Carpenter
Whalid Chammah
James Chanos
Wei Christianson
H. Rodgin Cohen
Steven A. Cohen
Gary Cohn
Tim Cook
Richard Cordray
Ray Dalio
Robert Diamond
Jamie Dimon
Dan Doctoroff
Brady Dougan
Mario Draghi
Wesley Edens
David Einhorn
Mohamed El-Erian
Laurence Fink
Peter Fisher
Jurgen Fitschen
Douglas Flint
Barney Frank
Bill Gates
Timothy Geithner
Gary Gensler
Tom Glocer
James Gorman
Bob Greifeld
John Griffin
Kenneth Griffin
William Gross
Martin Gruenberg
Stuart Gulliver
Andrew Hall
John Havens
Jeffrey Immelt
Stefan Ingves
Anshu Jain
Hamilton James
Lou Jiwei
Edward Johnson
Mervyn King
Seth Klarman
Henry Kravis
Alan Krueger
Paul Krugman
Christine Lagarde
Edward Lampert
Bill Maris
Angela Merkel
Eric Mindich
Gretchen Morgenson
Brian Moynihan
Charles Munger
Rupert Murdoch
Barack Obama
Vikram Pandit
Irving Picard
Ruth Porat
John Roberts
Kenneth Rogoff
David Rubenstein
Nicolas Sarkozy
Mary Schapiro
Eric T. Schneiderman
Stephen Schwarzman
James Simons
Paul Singer
George Soros
James Staley
John Stumpf
Alexandre Tombini
Bruce Van Saun
David Viniar
Axel Weber
Zhou Xiaochuan
Janet Yellen
Robert Zoellick

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