Global Top 50 CEOs

[Source: Harvard Business Review]
1. Steve Jobs
Apple
1997–Present
United States
Information Technology
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 3,226%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 3,188%
Market Cap Change $150B
2. Yun Jong-Yong
Samsung Electronics
1996–2008
South Korea
Information Technology
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 1,559%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,458%
Market Cap Change $127B
3. Alexey B. Miller
Gazprom
2001–Present
Russia
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 2,032%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 2,427%
Market Cap Change $101B
4. John T. Chambers
Cisco Systems
1995–Present
United States
Information Technology
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 922%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,054%
Market Cap Change $152B
5. Mukesh D. Ambani
Reliance Industries
2002–Present
India
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 1,001%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,430%
Market Cap Change $72B
6. John C. Martin
Gilead Sciences
1996–Present
United States
Health Care
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 2,089%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 2,054%
Market Cap Change $39B
7. Jeffrey P. Bezos
Amazon.com
1996–Present
United States
Retail
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 4,592%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 4,586%
Market Cap Change $37B
8. Margaret C. Whitman
eBay
1998–2008
United States
Information Technology
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 1,434%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,368%
Market Cap Change $37B
9. Eric E. Schmidt
Google
2001–Present
United States
Information Technology
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 387%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 344%
Market Cap Change $101B
10. Hugh Grant
Monsanto
2003–Present
United States
Materials
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 684%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 572%
Market Cap Change $35B
11. Robert L. Tillman
Lowe’s
1996–2005
United States
Retail
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 459%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 456%
Market Cap Change $40B
12. William E. Greehey
Valero Energy
1997–2005
United States
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 613%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 525%
Market Cap Change $33B
13. Gareth Davis
Imperial Tobacco Group
1996–Present
United Kingdom
Consumer Goods & Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 937%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 638%
Market Cap Change $25B
14. William J. Doyle
PotashCorp
1999–Present
Canada
Materials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 651%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 939%
Market Cap Change $24B
15. Benjamin Steinbruch
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
2002–Present
Brazil
Materials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 2,337%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 3,360%
Market Cap Change $18B
16. Bart Becht
Reckitt Benckiser Group
1999–Present
United Kingdom
Consumer Goods & Services
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 402%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 364%
Market Cap Change $38B
17. Masahiro Sakane
Komatsu
2003–2007
Japan
Industrials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 652%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 497%
Market Cap Change $28B
18. Terry Leahy
Tesco
1997–Present
United Kingdom
Retail
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 309%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 307%
Market Cap Change $47B
19. John W. Thompson
Symantec
1999–2009
United States
Information Technology
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 839%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 851%
Market Cap Change $19B
20. Graham Mackay
SABMiller
1997–Present
United Kingdom
Consumer Goods & Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 341%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 291%
Market Cap Change $38B
21. Mikael Lilius
Fortum
2000–2009
Finland
Utilities
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 768%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 964%
Market Cap Change $18B
22. Mikhail Prokhorov
Norilsk Nickel
2001–2007
Russia
Materials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 260%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 739%
Market Cap Change $30B
23. Mark G. Papa
EOG Resources
1998–Present
United States
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 1,128%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 908%
Market Cap Change $17B
24. C. John Wilder
TXU
2004–2007
United States
Utilities
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 396%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 313%
Market Cap Change $31B
25. Frank Chapman
BG Group
2000–Present
United Kingdom
Energy
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 333%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 242%
Market Cap Change $50B
26. Paul Chisholm
Colt Telecom Group
1996–2001
United Kingdom
Telecommunications
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 1,923%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,770%
Market Cap Change $16B
27. David B. Snow, Jr.
Medco Health Solutions
2003–Present
United States
Health Care
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 418%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 396%
Market Cap Change $25B
28. Tomeo Kanbayashi
NTT Data
1995–1999
Japan
Information Technology
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 658%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 436%
Market Cap Change $21B
29. Chung Mong-Koo
Hyundai Motor
1998–Present
South Korea
Automobiles & Components
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 357%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 822%
Market Cap Change $21B
30. John C.S. Lau
Husky Energy
2000–Present
Canada
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 504%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 576%
Market Cap Change $21B
31. Stanley Fink
Man Group
2000–2007
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 637%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 738%
Market Cap Change $18B
32. Antoine Zacharias
Vinci
1997–2006
France
Industrials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 861%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 1,048%
Market Cap Change $16B
33. Juan Villalonga Navarro
Telefónica
1996–2000
Spain
Telecommunications
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 252%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 219%
Market Cap Change $127B
34. Harry Roels
RWE
2003–2007
Germany
Utilities
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 223%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 281%
Market Cap Change $52B
35. Charles Goodyear
BHP Billiton
2003–2007
United Kingdom
Materials
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 407%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 157%
Market Cap Change $103B
36. Matteo Arpe
Capitalia
2003–2007
Italy
Financial Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 322%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 392%
Market Cap Change $22B
37. Florentino Pérez Rodríguez
Grupo ACS
1997–Present
Spain
Industrials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 536%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 751%
Market Cap Change $16B
38. Fujio Mitarai
Canon
1995–Present
Japan
Information Technology
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 292%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 226%
Market Cap Change $39B
39. Roy Gardner
Centrica
1997–2006
United Kingdom
Utilities
Outsider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 342%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 482%
Market Cap Change $19B
40. Thierry Desmarest
Total
1995–2007
France
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 261%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 169%
Market Cap Change $209B
41. Wang Jianzhou
China Mobile
2004–Present
China (Hong Kong)
Telecommunications
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 186%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 244%
Market Cap Change $138B
42. Fu Chengyu
CNOOC Ltd.
2003–Present
China (Hong Kong)
Energy
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 239%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 226%
Market Cap Change $46B
43. Mark C. Pigott
Paccar
1997–Present
United States
Industrials
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 696%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 705%
Market Cap Change $15B
44. William A. Osborn
Northern Trust
1995–2008
United States
Financial Services
Insider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 552%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 604%
Market Cap Change $15B
45. Craig S. Donohue
CME Group
2004–Present
United States
Financial Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 350%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 379%
Market Cap Change $19B
46. David Simon
Simon Property Group
1995–Present
United States
Financial Services
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 325%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 497%
Market Cap Change $18B
47. Larry C. Glasscock
WellPoint
1999–2007
United States
Health Care
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 240%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 203%
Market Cap Change $53B
48. A.J. Scheepbouwer
Royal KPN
2001–Present
Netherlands
Telecommunications
Insider CEO
MBA No
Country-Adjusted TSR 253%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 356%
Market Cap Change $23B
49. Fred Kindle
ABB
2005–2008
Switzerland
Industrials
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 262%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 205%
Market Cap Change $38B
50. David E.I. Pyott
Allergan
1998–Present
United States
Health Care
Outsider CEO
MBA Yes
Country-Adjusted TSR 609%
Industry-Adjusted TSR 610%
Market Cap Change $15B