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6 most admired business leaders

Last updated on: October 28, 2015 19:53 IST
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Elon Musk is one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.

Which business leader do you admire the most?

Some of the most successful and inspiring self-made businessmen figure in the list of most admired people.

Take a look at 6 most admired business personalities…

Elon Musk
Global Rank: 3
Votes: 13.2%

Engineer, inventor, investor, Elon Musk is one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.

CEO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, he is a self-made billionaire.

He also co-founded Zip2, PayPal, and Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk is the most admired personality from the corporate world a new survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

IMAGE: World’s richest man, Bill Gates has given $28 billion for charity. Photograph; Reuters

Bill Gates
Global Rank
: 5
Votes: 8.4%

The WEF's Global Shapers Annual Survey 2015 found Microsoft Founder Bill Gates as the fifth most admired person in the world.

The world’s richest man is admired for giving away $28 billion for charity.

All the survey respondents are members of the WEF's

Global Shapers Community aged between 20 and 30 years. 

IMAGE: Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Richard Branson
Global Rank:
Votes: 7.1%

Flamboyant Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson is ranked 7th in the list.

Founder of the Virgin Group, which has more than 400 companies, Branson started his first business venture when he was just 16. It was a magazine called ‘Student’. 

IMAGE: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Photograph: Reuters

Steve Jobs
Global Rank:
Votes: 5.6%

Apple founder late Steve Jobs is ranked 8th in the WEF survey, which has shortlisted 11 most admired personalities.

Jobs was one of the world’s most influential CEOs. 

IMAGE: Social entrepreneur and economist Mohammad Yunus . Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Mohammad Yunus
Global rank
: 9
Votes: 3%

Social entrepreneur and economist Mohammad Yunus is ranked 9th in the list. 

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for founding the Grameen Bank and working for social and economic development. 

IMAGE: Warren Buffett. Photograph: Reuters

Warren Buffett
Global rank:
Votes: 2.5%

One of the world’s most famous investors, Warren Buffett is ranked as the 11th most admired personality. 

Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is among the world’s richest people. 

While late South African President Nelson Mandela tops the survey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the 10th most admired personality globally.

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