OCCUPATION: Chairman of China Investment Corp. (CIC)
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Led China's fledgling sovereign wealth fund on its first international adventure, buying shares of New York City private-equity firm Blackstone Group and moving China into the world of international finance.
CON: Blackstone stock plunged and cost CIC $1 billion and that was before L'Affair du Bear. Now CIC's gun-shy, so don't expect it to pick up any more American financial institutions on the cheap. Unless, of course, it's for $2 a share...
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