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Business Leader Rankings



Executive paywatch: Highest-paid CEOs, July 2022

American Banker

Most powerful women in banking, Oct. 2021
Most powerful women in finance, 2022


Most influential women in finance, March 2022
Top CEOs, July 2022 (subscription required - alternative for INSEAD members: see Factiva)

Most influential men and women on Twitter, Nov. 2021

Business Today

India's best CEOs, March 2022 (See also Jan. 2021 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) (N.B. not updated in 2021)

Chief Executive
CEO of the year, June 2022

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Philanthropy 50: America's biggest donors, Feb. 2022 (free registration required)

Family Capital
Top 100 influencers - academics, Feb 2022 (Subscription may be required)

Fast Company
50 Greatest business leaders of the 20th century

Most creative people in business, Aug. 2022

Financial Times

50 Leading business pioneers

30 under 30, North America : 2022 (see also Europe and Asia)
Midas list: world's top 100 venture capitalists, 2022

World's 100 most powerful women, Dec. 2021

World's billionaires, 2022



(subscription required; alternative for INSEAD members, see Factiva)
Business person of the year, 2020 (not updated in 2021)

Top 40 under 40,  2021

Most powerful women, 2021

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, 2022

Institutional Investor
Rich list: the highest-earning hedge fund managers, March 2022

Inspiring Fifty
Inspiring 50: the most inspirational women in European tech:  DeepTech (2022) - Italy (2021)Belgium (2020)
Management Today
Top 35 women in business under 35, July 2022
Manager Magazin
Die Reichsten Deutschen  (Germany's Richest - Top ten), Oct. 2022 (see also see also PressePortal and previous list at Vermögen Magazin)
MIT Technology Review
Innovators under 35, 2022

Poets & Quants

Top 15 EMBA professors, Dec. 2021 (free registration required)
World's best 40 under 40 professors, May 2022 (free registration required)

Private Equity News
Europe's 50 most influential in private equity, 2021(free registration required)

Thinkers 50

The Thinkers 50: the world's top business thinkers, Nov. 2021 (every two years)
The Thinkers 50 radar list: 30 thinkers to watch in the coming year, Jan. 2022


Time 100: the most influential people in the world, 2022
Time 100 Next: 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future, 2022


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