OCCUPATION: General Electric chairman and CEO
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: The second most famous GE exec in the world after Jack Donaghy, of course Immelt oversaw a year in which the company earned a staggering $18 billion in profit. And he's been named to Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
CON: GE's decision to cut quarterly dividends the first time it's done so in more than 70 years has Wall Street in a panic.