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Elon Musk Isn't The Only Colorful CEO; Here Are 2 More


Tesla Motors Inc’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk spoke at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit on Tuesday. Among the topics Musk discussed included Tesla's financials, the Model X, global demand

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While his colorful speech and admittedly obsessive personality is a stark contrast to the laid back personas of CEOs like Steve Jobs who have been hailed as exceptional leaders, Musk isn’t alone.

Some CEOs have become polarizing figures on Wall Street, as their boisterous personas are not always well-accepted by the masses.

O’Leary Cuts At All Costs

Ryanair Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: RYAAY)'s Michael O’Leary is the perfect example of a CEO whose mouth has landed himself and his company in hot water over the years.

O’Leary has never shied away from critics of the airline’s high pressure sales, and even admitted that cost-cutting took precedence over customer service in his business model.

Still, O’Leary’s ruthless management style and pursuit of value for the company has seen the Irish carrier grow to become Europe’s largest airline.

While other airlines struggled to recover after the Eurozone’s financial crisis, Ryanair shares have gained a remarkable 114.34 percent over the past three years.

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T-Mobile Takes Aim At Competitors 

T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS)'s John Legere has resuscitated the failing wireless company by remaking the company’s image and promoting low-cost plans. The company has seen a marked increase in subscribers through the fourth quarter, which has earned it the title of fastest growing wireless carrier in the US.

Legere has been unafraid to openly bash his competition; in a recent online post about his predictions for the coming year, Legere said, “AT&T will find new ways to cause their customers pain," before adding: “Verizon will keep trying to baffle American wireless customers with BS promos.”

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