The greatest minds of our time

The greatest minds of our time

The 100th anniversary edition of American magazine Forbes has compiled a list of 100 of our contemporaries who influenced the whole world. Some of them hit him in the midst of forces.

The list includes not only the traditional Forbes billionaires. But rock stars (including Paul McCartney of The Beatles and Bono of U2), anchors (Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart), designers (Miuccia Prada and Diane von Furstenberg) and artists (Jeff Koons), writers (Shonda Rhimes ) and co-founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberte.

Ten places on the list of the 100 greatest business minds of our time went to women. 22 - men older than 80 years. The average age of the greatest business minds of our days - 68, 3 years. Only ten list of participants younger than 50 years (of which only six - billionaires). On this top ten, which, despite its age, is already having an impact on business processes and inspire entrepreneurs and startups around the world, the Forbes Gallery.

The greatest minds of our time

1. Mark Zuckerberg, 33 years old

The founder of social networking site Facebook. State -. $ 71, 5 billion, "I never dreamed of, to create a company. I moved a feeling of the need to connect people and make all of us closer, "- wrote in an essay for the Billionaire Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

2. Brian Chesky, 36

Co-founder of Airbnb service. Not included in the list of billionaires Forbes. "Children's curiosity and wonder, perhaps, the very important feature, which you can have as an entrepreneur. Although I am still young, but I always try to see what people younger than me. What's next? "- from an essay for the Cesky Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

3. Sean Parker, 37

Co-founder of Napster, the first president of Facebook, Spotify evangelist. State -. $ 2, 6 billion, "I have always preferred to ignore conventional wisdom in favor of the ideas that are interesting to me. The invention of the future begins with the intellectual curiosity combined with a dose of skepticism, "- he writes in the essay for Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

4. Jack Dorsey, 40

Co-founder of Twitter and Square companies. Condition - $ 2, 2 billion, "My biggest mistake was thinking that I should not show their errors.. I realized that this must be done "- he wrote for Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

5. Ulukayya Hamdi, 44 years

Kurd, who built the US empire yogurt. State -. $ 1, 75 billion, "When I set up a company, I did not have the experience and plan. But there were unpainted walls of the factory. I bought the paint, hired workers. And it was the best decision I ever made. So do not sit and act, "- he writes in Forbes essay.

The greatest minds of our time

6. Sara Blakely, 46

Founder brand underwear Spanx. Condition - $ 1, 3 billion, "At the beginning of Spanx, my producer, helping to make our first tights, went out of business.. And it nearly destroyed Spanx. Aspiring entrepreneurs should not forget about due diligence ", - she writes in Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

7. Elon Musk, 46

Co-founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX. State -. $ 21, 6 billion "Artificial intelligence will bring many benefits. But with his help, we can call the devil by putting humanity at risk. We - the first type being capable of self-destruction. And it is quite possible, given a lot of time "- he writes in Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

8. Sean Combs, 47

Hip-hop mogul, a music producer. Not included in the list of billionaires Forbes. "I started at 12 years, delivering newspapers. Then I realized that if you give the customer the best and serve it differently, whether it is music, clothes or vodka, then the earnings will be good, "- he writes in Forbes.

The greatest minds of our time

9. Shonda Rhimes, 47

Screenwriter and producer of the show on TV. Not included in the list of billionaires Forbes. "Creating History becomes widespread and more sophisticated audience. But the recipe of a good story is the same: it is a fire, it is the human touch that say that you are not alone ", - she writes in Forbes.

10. Sheryl Sandberg, 48

Chief operating officer of Facebook. Not in the list of billionaires. "All the way to the office on the first day after the birth, I was crying, I wanted to work, but to leave her son at home was difficult. I started looking for a way to come later, leave earlier. And I realized that we work better when not trying to be two people, "- she writes in Forbes.