New York City | December 9, 2019

The Bloomberg 50

From finance to fashion, media to manufacturing, banking to biotech, politics to philanthropy, entertainment to energy, and almost everything in between, The Bloomberg 50 highlights those who changed the game in global business in the past year.

The people who define 2019.

Traditional power rankings are based on fleeting fame versus substantial contribution metrics that impact society at large. The Bloomberg 50 takes a different approach, highlighting those who are changing the game in quantifiable ways – from finance to fashion, entertainment to manufacturing, biotech, philanthropy and almost everything in between.

Each year, we celebrate The Bloomberg 50 honorees in a special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek across all platforms, and with an A-list gala celebration of both the honorees and our identified Ones to Watch.

2018 Honorees

What does Black Panther director Ryan Coogler have in common with Ben van Beurden, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell? Or Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Michael Gelband, co-founder and CEO of ExodusPoint Capital Management? Actor-Producer Reese Witherspoon with Sarah Frier, CEO of Nextdoor?

A place on the second annual Bloomberg 50, our look at the people in business,entertainment, finance, politics, and technology and science whose 2018 accomplishments were particularly noteworthy.

Click here to read about last year’s list.

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