Acumen Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue, released today, as one of The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Forbes has put together this collector’s edition featuring essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s most influential business leaders around the world.
In developing the list of 100, Forbes sought people who had either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field. Other honorees featured on Forbes’ 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list include: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Ted Turner, Jack Dorsey, Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Rupert Murdoch, Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani, Michael Bloomberg and more.
“Our editorial team spent dozens of meetings over two years creating a list that speaks to a century of entrepreneurial capitalism,” saidForbeseditor Randall Lane. “These are the doers who have created, disrupted and innovated on a collectively historic scale. “Honorees were required to actively participate in the project – all essays are original, wisdom from the list-makers themselves. The special Forbes issue showcases portraits by photographer Martin Schoeller. For the full list, visit: Forbes.com/100-greatest-business-minds/.
Forbes published its first issue on September 15, 1917 and, over the past century, has been exploring and recording pivotal moments in business with the goal of inspiring people to help change the world for the better. Jacqueline appeared on the cover of Forbes in 2011 for disrupting philanthropy with the creation of Acumen and leveraging the best of innovation and capitalism to tackle the problems of poverty.