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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.

Ed Iacobucci, Vern Raburn
Ed Iacobucci, Vern Raburn
Iacobucci: CEO, DayJet; Raburn: CEO, Eclipse Aviation

Rank: 47

Why they matter: This year marks the dawn of the air taxi era, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Iacobucci and Raburn. The two computer industry veterans -- Iacobucci co-founded Citrix Systems, while Raburn used to work for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- could revolutionize commercial aviation.

In April, Raburn's Eclipse Aviation got final go-ahead from the FAA to begin full-scale production of its five-seat jets, 309 of which are slated to go to Iacobucci's air taxi startup, DayJet, in the next two years. The combination will enable small groups of passengers to fly to and from small cities for slightly more than a typical business-class fare.

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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