4. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
When you talk about Amazon (AMZN), you simply have to talk about Jeff Bezos. And when you talk about Jeff Bezos, you have to talk about his brilliance. The only problem is that it’s hard to know where to start, because the Amazon CEO has done more than remake the retail game.
The latest proof that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a mastermind simply has to be the company’s plans for drone delivery. Even setting aside the technical feasibility and regulatory issues for a moment, the idea — not to mention the spot on 60 Minutes promoting it — was a masterstroke.
Besides, the Amazon CEO is constantly pushing the envelope, as Jeff Bezos & Co. have a hand in everything: grocery delivery with AmazonFresh, the cloud with Amazon Web Services, and old media with its Washington Post acquisition.
Yes, Jeff Bezos is an innovative force to be reckoned with. What’s even better? AMZN stock recently topped $400 and has risen over 60% this year.