Company rankings - 2001

World's most respected business leaders

Rank 1998 Rank 1999 Rank 2000 Rank 2001 Name Company
1 1 1 1 Jack Welch General Electric
2 2 2 2 Bill Gates Microsoft
8 6 6 3 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway
4 3 3 4 Lou Gerstner IBM
7 8 11 5 Nobuyuki Idei Sony
5 13 7 6 Andy Grove Intel
15 7 15 7 Hiroshi Okuda Toyota
  5 10 8 Michael Dell Dell
10 9 8 9 John Browne BP Amoco
  21 5 10 Richard Branson Virgin
14 14 26 11 Lee Iacocca  
  20 12 12 Jorma Ollila Nokia
    18 13 Steve Case AOL Time Warner
    13 14 Ted Turner AOL Time Warner
  29   15 Michael Eisner Disney
  15   16 Ferdinand Piech Volkswagen
    29 17 Carly Fiorina Hewlett-Packard
      18 Gianni Agnelli Fiat
      19 Marco Tronchetti Provera Pirelli
      20 Carlos Ghosn Nissan
  26   21 Jean-Marie Messier Vivendi Universal
  29 22 22 Jeff Bezos Amazon.Com
    16 23 Chris Gent Vodafone
3 4 9 24 Jurgen Schrempp DaimlerChrysler
20 21 14 25 Sandy Weill Citigroup
  28 23 26 Maurice Greenberg AIG
      27 Heinrich von Pierer Siemens
19 24   28 John Reed  
  12 19 29 Steve Jobs Apple
      30 Lindsay Owen-Jones L'Oreal

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