OCCUPATION: Federal Reserve Chairman
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: He spent last year brokering takeovers (Bear Stearns), seizing floundering institutions (AIG) and pouring billions of dollars into lending markets.
CON: His money-printing prowess has investors worried about inflation. And his efforts to boost consumer confidence have so far faltered.
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