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Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People: The Who's Who Of Global Finance, Government And Entertainment

Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People: The Who's Who Of Global Finance, Government And Entertainment

Bloomberg published a list on Thursday of who its reporters and editors consider to be the most influential people in the world.

For many, the list shouldn't come as a surprise and contains familiar names including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)'s CEO Jamie Dimon, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s CEO Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman and even popular entertainer John Oliver.

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However, none of the aforementioned names ranked in the top 10, which consists mostly of politicians and a fair share of billionaires.

The Top 10

Here are Bloomberg's top ten most influential people in the world:

  • Brazil's Sérgio Moro. Moro, a federal judge, contributed to the political climate in Brazil which led to the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett isn't showing any signs of slowing down as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) fund acquired more than a dozen companies so far this year.
  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen oversaw a rate hike last year, which didn't spook the market. With another looming rate hike still on the table for 2016, will her calm approach continue to hold?
  • Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, brings a "whatever-it-takes attitude" toward fixing the eurozone's woes.
  • Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel may be losing some support in her country given her open-border policy on refugees. However, a formidable political challenger has yet to emerge.
  • Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), is worth an estimated $68 billion and is now richer than Warren Buffett.
  • China's president Xi Jinping pledged to keep the country's annual economic growth from dipping below 6.5 percent through 2020. If he fails, global markets "will cringe."
  • (Tie) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is vying for a return to the White House, this time as president and not first lady.
  • (Tie) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign has suffered its fair share of blows, but it would be wrong to count him out of the presidential race.
  • British prime minister Theresa May comes in at No. 1 and has a lot riding on her leadership. At stake is London's status as Europe's premier financial center.

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