TOP 9 INSPIRING CEOs WHO CHANGED THE BUSINESS WORLD
CEOs are the inspiring emblems of the corporate world. They possess tremendous management skills, innovative approaches for turning tables of success, and a wholesome sense of integrity. The business world has witnessed the rise of such exceptional CEOs who have managed to revolutionize the world with their leadership and vision for a better tomorrow. Today we have presented the Top 9 Inspiring CEOs who changed the business world. We have mentioned some of these dignitaries. The list is in the making of glory as many more leaders are writing chapters of resilience and determination for the coming generations.
Probably the most iconic CEO of the golden era of the business world, Bill Gates started Microsoft and created an unforgettable history of excellence. He started Microsoft in 1975 along with his friend Paul Allen. Since his early childhood, he was interested in various algorithms of computers, programming, and technology. During his tenure, he also took over as the CEO and Chairman. Although he resigned as the chairman of Microsoft in 2008, Microsoft is still on the pedestal of being incredibly successful.
Elon Musk has established the most innovative companies of all time SpaceX and Tesla Motors. His understanding of technology and interest in aerospace is what the world vows down to. He has an image of being a genius, a workaholic, and a procrastinator who has the willingness to turn the impossible into possible.
Tim Cook embraced the position of CEO of Apple Inc in 2010, while he joined Apple in 1998, as the Senior Vice President. Right from the beginning of his tenure to 2022, Tim Cook has nearly doubled the total turnover of Apple’s market value from 348 billion dollars to 1.9 trillion dollars. He has also been on the front foot to address various revolutions in the cyber security domain.
An Indian-American executive, Pichai Sundararajan is the current CEO of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary firm Google. Pichai was fond of science and was a true bookworm. He was appointed as the Head of Product when Google launched Chrome. In many of his interviews, he has spoken about his passion for technology. Sundar has also tackled all the political issues and legal challenges against Google over these years with the utmost intellect.
Andrew R. Jassy is an American business tycoon who took the position of CEO of Amazon in 2021. Earlier, he was the Vice President and CEO of Amazon Web Services. He joined Amazon as a marketing manager in 1997 and 2003 joined Jeff Bezos to introduce a cloud computing platform that would be called Amazon Web Services in 2006. Seeing his leadership qualities, Bezos designed Jassy as his official successor.
Warren Edward Buffet is regarded as the cult iconic investor of the world with a net worth of more than 100 billion dollars as of 2022. He is the current CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway which is an American multinational conglomerate with more than 65 subsidiaries in industries like food, finance, jewelry, etc. Known for his concept of value investing philosophy and significant contribution to society, he is known for his 3 P’s (Principle, Purpose, and People).
Next, we have Mark Zuckerberg who is known for curating the social media website Facebook and its parent company Meta Platforms. He is the biggest shareholder, CEO, and Chairman of Facebook. While attending Harvard University, he launched Facebook in 2004 with his friends. At the age of 23, he became the youngest self-made world billionaire in 2007.
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Mary Teresa Barra is the CEO of General Motors- the largest automaker in the United States. She became the first woman CEO of General Motors in 2014 and the first female leader of an automobile head. Before taking over as CEO, she was the Vice President of the global product development and supply chain. In 1980, she started working for the company at the age of 18 after graduating from General Motors Institute.
Jeffrey Weiner served as the CEO of the biggest employment-oriented platform LinkedIn. He previously worked in giants like Yahoo, Warner bros, and Greylock Partners. He stepped down as CEO of LinkedIn in 2020 and now holds the position of Executive Chairman to work towards closing the network gap and implement the vision of creating diverse economic opportunities for the global workforce.