25 Most powerful people in business

And the winners are...
Some are empire builders. Others are hired guns. But if they truly have world-class oomph, they're on Fortune's subjective - yet really quite accurate - list of the most powerful businesspeople in the world. more


The power of one
Fortune takes a photographic tour of the individual forces that animated the world economy in 2007. more

Interactive map: States on the power grid
One country, 50 states and oodles of different kinds of power. Here are a few of them. more

Who do you think wields the most power in the business world today?
  • Steve Jobs, Apple
  • Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.
  • Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs
  • Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergei Brin, Google
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
Quiz
How politically savvy are you?
It takes more than hard work to build a successful career. Do you know the right way to conduct office politics?
1. Do you know how success is measured in your organization? (For example, is it generating revenues? Delivering excellent customer service? Something else?)
Yes, I'm 100% clear on how it's measured
I have an idea, but it changes project to project
No, I'm not sure
You can gain power at work without putting your integrity through the shredder. Fortune's Anne Fisher explains how. more

The charismatic Apple founder pioneered several industries, made an unrivaled comeback, and established a powerhouse brand, placing him at the top of Fortune's 2007 Power 25 list. more

They don't make powermongers like they used to. The new breed of heavy hitters wields attraction rather than coercion. more

The building of a billion-dollar athlete. more
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