Business Leader Rankings



Executive paywatch: 100 Highest-paid CEOs, June 2021

American Banker

Most powerful women in banking, Sept. 2020
Most powerful women in finance, Sept. 2020


Most influential women in finance, March 2021
Top CEOs, June 2021 (subscription required - alternative for INSEAD members: see Factiva)

Most influential men and women on Twitter, Nov. 2020

Business Today

India's best CEOs, Jan. 2021 (See also the top 20 list)

Campden FB (formerly Families in Business)
Top 75 family business leaders, Sept./Oct. 2019 (See also: Americas - Asia-Pacific - Emerging Markets - Europe)

Chief Executive
CEO of the year, May 2021

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy 50: America's biggest donors, Feb. 2021 (free registration required)

Fast Company
50 Greatest business leaders of the 20th century

Most creative people in business, Aug. 2021

Financial Times

50 Leading business pioneers

30 under 30: 2021
Midas list: world's top 100 venture capitalists, 2021

World's 100 most powerful women, 2020

World's billionaires, 2021



(subscription required; alternative for INSEAD members, see Factiva)
Business person of the year, 2020 

Top 40 under 40,  2021

Most powerful women, 2020 

World’s 25 Greatest Leaders, 2021 

Harvard Business Review

CEO 100: The Best-performing CEOs in the world, Nov. 2019 (last edition - see Nov. 2020 editorial "Why We’ve Stopped Ranking CEOs")

HR Magazine

HR most influential thinkers, 2019 (updated every two years)

Institutional Investor
Rich list: the highest-earning hedge fund managers, Feb. 2021

Inspiring Fifty
Inspiring 50: the most inspirational women in European tech:  - France (2018) - Netherlands (2019) - Belgium (2020)
Management Today
Top 35 women in business under 35, June 2020
Manager Magazin
Die Reichsten Deutschen 2021 (Germany's Richest), Jan. 2021 (subscription required; see also Vermögen Magazin)
MIT Technology Review
Innovators under 35, 2021

Poets & Quants

World's best 40 under 40 professors, May 2021 (free registration required)

Private Equity News
Europe's 50 most influential in private equity, Nov. 2020

Thinkers 50

The Thinkers 50: the world's top business thinkers, Nov. 2019 (every two years)


Time 100: the most influential people in the world, 2021
Time 100 Next: 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future, 2021


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