Title: Founder and CEO, Blackrock Country: US Age: 63
Larry Fink is the CEO and founder of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset-management firm. Back in the ‘80s, he was ousted from investment bank First Boston after losing $100 million on a poor interest bet. In 1988, he set out to start Blackrock, which quickly grew into one of the largest money managers in the U.S.
In the Wall Street, Fink is regarded one of the savviest finance industry leaders. Blackrock’s riskmanagement system, also known as Aladdin, has brought top banks and the US government out of the 2008 financial crisis. Larry Fink oversees $4.5 trillion in assets, a huge chunk of which is comprised of the average US citizen’s person or retirement account.