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The 100 Most Innovative Business Leaders In The U.S., 2019

MOVE over Tim Cook and Satya Nadella – Both “Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk” have been named as the most innovative business leaders in America, according to the Forbes magazine’s list for 2019. That’s right!

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk were tied for first place, with Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Benioff, and Reed Hastings rounding out the top five.

Magazine placed Satya Nadella in sixth on the list ahead of Shantanu Narayen, and Tim Cook.

Arne Sorenson and Larry Page & Sergey Brin round out the list at nine and ten, respectively.

Rodney Sacks took the No. 11 spot, followed by Jeffrey Leiden (No.12) and Jeffrey Leiden (No.13).

Meanwhile, Gary Guthart ranked No. 14 in Forbes’s ranking of the 100 most innovative business leaders in the U.S. for 2019.

Brad Smith of Intuit came in fifteenth place, followed by Scott Stephenson (sixteenth), Michael Mahoney (seventeenth), Ajaypal Banga (eighteenth), and Stephen Easterbrook, ranked nineteenth.

Out of 100 most innovative business leaders in the U.S. for 2019, George Yancopoulos and Leonard Schleifer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ranked No. 20th.

The sole female to rank was Barbara Rentler, CEO of off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. She held the No. 75 spot.

The 100 Most Innovative Business Leaders In The U.S., 2019

  1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon
  2. Elon Musk, Tesla
  3. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  4. Mark Benioff, Salesforce
  5. Reed Hastings, Netflix
  6. Satya Nadella, Microsoft
  7. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
  8. Tim Cook, Apple
  9. Arne Sorenson, Marriott International
  10. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Alphabet
  11. Rodney Sacks, Monster Beverage
  12. John Donahoe, ServiceNow
  13. Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  14. Gary Guthart, Intuitive Surgical
  15. Brad Smith, Intuit
  16. Scott Stephenson, Verisk Analytics
  17. Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific
  18. Ajaypal Banga, Mastercard
  19. Stephen Easterbrook, McDonald’s
  20. George Yancopoulos and Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  21. Mark Parker, Nike
  22. Ronald Clarke, FleetCor Technologies
  23. Michael Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences
  24. Jean-Jacques Bienaime, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  25. Bob Iger, Walt Disney
  26. Miles White, Abbott Laboratories
  27. Jeffery Yabuki, Fiserv
  28. Jensen Huang, NVIDIA
  29. Omar Ishrak, Medtronic
  30. Robert Sands, Constellation Brands
  31. Andrew Wilson, Electronic Arts
  32. Hock Tan, Broadcom
  33. Kevin Lobo, Stryker
  34. Martin Mucci, Paychex
  35. Richard Gonzalez, AbbVie Inc.
  36. Christopher O’Connell, Waters
  37. Lawrence Kurzius, McCormick
  38. Robert Kotick, Activision Blizzard
  39. Benno Dorer, Clorox
  40. James Meyer, Sirius XM Radio
  41. Vincent Forlenza, Becton Dickinson
  42. Kevin Sayer, DEXCOM INC
  43. Donald Slager, Republic Services
  44. Gary Norcross, Fidelity National Information
  45. Matthew Farrell, Church & Dwight
  46. Bruce Broussard, Humana
  47. Fabrizio Freda, The Estée Lauder Companies
  48. Stanley Bergman, Henry Schein
  49. Richard Templeton, Texas Instruments
  50. David King, LabCorp
  51. Craig Menear, Home Depot
  52. John Morikis, Sherwin-Williams
  53. Richard Norwitt, Amphenol
  54. Craig Jelinek, Costco Wholesale
  55. Thomas Joyce, Danaher
  56. Marc Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  57. Greg Creed, Yum! Brands
  58. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware
  59. William Wagner, Logmein
  60. Douglas Baker, Ecolab
  61. James Hill, Vulcan Materials
  62. Steven Abramson, Universal Display Co
  63. Andrew Florance, CoStar Group
  64. Carlos Rodriguez, Automatic Data Processing
  65. Michael Gianoni, Blackbaud
  66. Antonio Pietri, ASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC
  67. Vincent Roche, Analog Devices
  68. John Hayes, Ball
  69. Howard Nye, Martin Marietta Materials
  70. William Brown, L3 Technologies
  71. Michael McMullen, Agilent Technologies
  72. Thomas Rutledge, Charter Communications Inc.
  73. Todd Vasos, Dollar General
  74. Stanley Crooke, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
  75. Barbara Rentler, Ross Stores
  76. Daniel Florness, Fastenal
  77. Stephen Angel, Linde
  78. Scott Santi, Illinois Tool Works
  79. Gregory Brown, Motorola Solutions
  80. William Rhodes, AutoZone
  81. Seifollah Ghasemi, Air Products & Chemicals
  82. Jose Almeida, Baxter International
  83. Stephen Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics
  84. Richard Barton, Zillow Class A
  85. Brian Roberts, Comcast
  86. Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson
  87. Clay Siegall, SEATTLE GENETICS INC
  88. Gary Dickerson, Applied Materials
  89. Michael Lamach, Ingersoll Rand
  90. Richard Wallace, KLA-Tencor
  91. Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation
  92. David Auld, D.R. Horton
  93. Ernie Herrman, TJX Cos
  95. Alan Miller, Universal Health
  96. Brian Goldner, Hasbro
  97. Keith Allman, Masco
  98. Thomas Williams, Parker-Hannifin
  99. Oscar Munoz, United Continental Holdings
  100. Devin Wenig, eBay

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