OCCUPATION: Founder and president of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Anyone who fosters a notion of cooperation and coordination in today's volatile, Wild West globalization environment deserves credit. And Schwab-admirer Kofi Annan praises him for inviting anti-globalist protesters "inside the tent."
CON: Economic summit...or rock concert? With Bono hanging around, Davos seems more and more like a platform for image-conscious billionaire philanthropists and governments to deliver humanitarian blandishments and press releases.
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