The CEOs are the most senior corporate executives or administrative officers in charge of managing a organization (according to Wikipedia). They have a major role in driving an organization forward and taking it to the next level. They are the major force behind the decision of a company and its growth in the market. Here’s a look at some of the top CEOs of the world (and by no means is this a complete list!). So, let us see the complete insights on the topic- CEOs Who Made It To The Top Of The World.
1. Marc Lore
First on the list is the co-founder of various ventures such as The Pit, Inc. and Jet.com, Marc Lore. He has been the president and CEO of Walmart ecommerce U.S since 2016.Graduated from. Bucknell University of class 1993, he is a serious entrepreneur, and this can be substantiated by the fact that Jet.com was acquired by Walmart for $3 billion.
The man has extensive experience, having worked with Credit Suisse, Topps Company and Amazon. The parent company of his initiative Diapers.com, that is Quidsi, was bought by Amazon in 2011 for $545 million. Marc is also a CFA charterholder.
2. David Zaslav
Listed by Vanity Fair among the 100 ‘Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons’ of 2016, David M. Zaslav is the president and CEO of Discovery Inc. The acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive by Discovery is seen as a mjor achievement under Zaslav, resulting in more than 7 billion monthly video views. Also, Zaslav’s authority has seen Discovery’s market value increase from nearly $6 billion to $18 billion since 2007.
David is also on the board of multiple organizations such as USC Shoah Foundation and Paley Center for Media. He has been awarded with the Steven J. Ross humanitarian Award from the UJA-federation of New York because of his contribution in the energy and sustained achievement in the entertainment, media and communications industries in 2012. Then in 2017, Zaslav became an inductee into the ‘Cable Hall of Fame’.
3. Sundararajan Pichai
The name needs no introduction. A trending topic in newspapers and media across the globe, Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google Inc. His position was declared on 2015 and he replaced Larry Page from the CEO position of Google. An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Stanford University and Wharton Business School, Sundar started out with being a product manager and gradually rose up the ranks.
He was once seen as a contender for becoming the CEO of Microsoft. Sundar Pichai has a prominent role in making Google Chrome one of the most widely used web browsers worldwide, and was also responsible for overseeing the development of Google Drive. He’s an avid football fan and supports FC Barcelona!
4. Tim Cook
The man is at the helms of the world’s first trillion dollar company, Apple Inc. Timonthy Donald Cook, aka Tim Cook, is the current CEO of Apple and joined the company in 1998. Prior to joining Apple, Tim spent 12 years at IBM. He’s known for his work ethics and heavily emphasizes on people, strategy, and execution. Tim Cook became the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, when he came out on October 30, 2014. Cook’s net worth as of present is around $1. 3 billion.He also serves as board member of Nike Inc., The National Football Foundation and a trustee of Duke University.
5. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is in the news for all reasons right now. Listed by Forbes as the 46th richest person in the world. Holding triple citizenship of South Africa, US and Canada, Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Inc and Neuralink all at the same time.
He’s also a co-founder of PayPal and founder of The Boring Company. He is an UPenn alumnus and was left his PhD at Stanford University after just two days, going on to launch Zip2 Corporation in 1995. Musk has a net worth of $20 billion and is often seen as a real life version of the Marvel superhero, Iron Man.
6. Charles Koch
The CEO of Koch Industries since 1967, Charles Koch is an influential figure with a net worth of $50 billion. An alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles is still a workaholic by nature, clocking in 12 hour days regularly. He is a prominent philanthropic and has received multiple awards and honors. Charles Koch along with his brother David, was nominated by TIME magazine in the list of most influential people of 2011.
7. Mary T. Barra
First female CEO of a major global auto maker company, Marry T. Barra is the CEO of General Motors Company. A graduate from General Motors University (now Kettering University ), she holds. MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School Of Business. She holds the position since Jan 15, 2014. As of 2018, she has a net worth of US$21. 87 Million dollar.
8. Jeff Bezos
The richest man on the planet, the first centi-billionaire of modern history and the CEO of Amazon, whatever is told about Jeff shall always seem less. A Princeton University graduate, Jeff Bezos was working as a vice-president with D.E. Shaw & Co., before starting Amazon in 1995. The success of Amazon speaks volumes, having become the largest cloud service provider and the biggest online sales company. If the growth carries on as it is at present, Bezos may soon reach the $200 billion net worth mark!
9. Mark Zuckerberg
The Harvard dropout has been leading Facebook from the front as its chairman and CEO. Even as Facebook finds itself stuck in an imbroglio of data leak controversy, Zuckerberg continues to stay strong, rebounding and ensuring that the world’s largest social networking site strides forward. Though he takes a nominal salary of $1, this list would be incomplete without him! And according to Forbes as of 2018, he is the only person below 50 on the list of top 10 rich people and only person under 40 in top 20 rich people list.
10. Larry Page
Page is the co-founder of Google alongside Sergey Brin and the current CEO of Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company. He is the inventor of the PageRank algorithm, which made Google the most loved search engine, and received the Marconi prize along with Brin for the same in 2004. An introvert, his management style is seen positively, receiving a near 95% approval rating on Glassdoor. Pages’ current net worth is around $55 billion.