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The 50 Who Matter Now

In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.

Jay Adelson
Jay Adelson
Chairman and CEO, Digg and Revision3

Rank: 50

Why he matters: Kevin Rose may be the camera-ready face of news aggregator Digg and online video network Revision3, but Adelson is the quiet guy in the background who builds them into successful businesses.

Rose fronted the initial cash for Digg, but Adelson is widely credited with using his business savvy to transform Rose's brainchild into an influential new way to compile the news. Adelson also runs the show at Revision3, which is racing to create TV-style online video programs. Without Adelson, the people-powered content revolution wouldn't be quite so powerful.

Adelson

Calacanis

Bianchini

Iacobucci, Raburn

Graham

You

Williams

Musk

Melton

O'Reilly

Edmond

Zell

Huffington

Fake Steve Jobs

Walsh

Draft

Zuckerberg

Branson

Nooyi

Ambani bros.

Phillips

Negroponte

Hundt

Friis, Zennstrom

Cogan

Rosedale

Fadell

Kao

Arrington

Stephenson

Miyamoto

Eberhard

Agile software

Li

Diller

Chizen

Hurd

Wales

Bezos

McAndrews

Watanabe

Chambers

Schwarzenegger

Decker

Murdoch

Jacobs

Moritz

Private equity

Jobs

Google trio
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