arry Page and SergeyBrin, Google founders
The two Stanford University gradstudents founded Google in 1998,and in less than a decade, the inno-vative search company has grown todominate online searches and onlineadvertising.
5Herb Kelleher,Southwest Airlines
Kelleher, now chairman, expandedlow-cost airline Southwest's servicenationwide over the past 25 yearsand created a fun-loving corporateculture that changed the flying expe-rience for millions of people, on topof saving them billions on fares overthe years.
6Andy Grove, Intel
Grove popularized the phrase “onlythe paranoid survive,” but the para-noia paid off: Grove's leadershiphelped create tech behemoth Intelwith a stock market value cap of more than $135 billion
7 Jack Welch, GeneralElectric
With Welch as CEO from 1981-2001,GE's market value grew from $13billion to several hundred billion. Buthis most enduring legacy may be hismany dozens of lieutenants who leftGE to run other companies, such asBoeing's James McNerney.
8Warren Buffett, BerkshireHathaway
The Sage of Omaha pushed the priceof Berkshire Hathaway, his holdingcompany, up more than 14,000% thepast 25 years, and his public state-ments, particularly his annualreports, are read more closely thanany other document in business.
Schwab saw the promise a no-frills,low-cost brokerage and ran with it,making stock trading affordable to anew entire generation of investors.Today, he's probably the nation'smost visible advocate of do-it-your-self investing.