The top 10 business visionaries creating value for the world


The top 10 business visionaries creating value for the world


Elon Musk

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Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk earned the No. 7 spot on the list.

At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. We recently released our inaugural edition of Business Insider 100: The Creators, with which we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit.

Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums up the drawbacks of such a focus:

"The more money you make, the implication is, the better and more successful you are. We believe this cheapens the mission and sense of purpose that many great business leaders bring to their companies and products. And it certainly undersells their inspiring accomplishments."

Over the course of several months, we scoured the business landscape for inventive leaders making bold moves to create value for four constituencies: shareholders, employees, consumers, and society.

We found companies from around the world, both public and private, across many industries. We considered not only what they have created, but how. We consulted a variety of databases, including Glassdoor to gauge employee sentiment and Wealth-X to chart noteworthy philanthropic missions.


Here's a look at the top 10 people and companies that made the list. 

Read the full list of 100 here.

Edited by Alex Morrell. 

Additional editing and reporting by Matthew DeBord, Diane Galligan, Mo Hadi, Ashley Lutz, Lydia Ramsey, Matt Rosoff, Sara Silverstein, Dave Smith, and Matthew Turner