Most Popular in Russian foreign businessmen

whom Russians consider the most attractive foreign businessmen?experts found the research center portal

22-26 November on the order of "Vedomosti", they conducted a survey of 1,100 adult respondents in 153 cities and towns of the country.

most attractive foreign businessmen Russians are Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

In second place on the popularity of the British turned entrepreneur Richard Branson, who founded the corporation Virgin Group.On the third - an American businessman Donald Trump, president of the construction company Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, the managing casinos and hotels worldwide.Fourth place respondents gave the automotive pioneer Henry Ford, American industrialist.The top five American investor, the owner of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, whose fortune this year, Forbes estimated at $ 53.5 billion (№ 4 global list of the richest people in the world).

The second five most popular foreign businessmen entered the American financier George Soros, an engineer, entrepreneur, founder, CEO and chief engineer at SpaceX Elon Musk, the owner of the social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, the author of the business bestseller, founder of the educational company Rich Dad`s OrganizationRobert Kiyosaki, as well as the first ever dollar billionaire, the founder of Standard Oil John D. Rockefeller.

«This list shows how poorly the Russian audience knows the realities of Western business - says Lawrence Wright, director of the" Startup Academy "Business School" Skolkovo ".- If a similar survey conducted in the United States, the list of "nice" business would be radically different. "

In her opinion, there just would be CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer actively rebuilds the company, Jeff Bezos, who created the largest online store in the world - Amazon, Howard Schultz, who turned Starbucks into the world's most popular coffeehouse, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, to prove that it is possible to reach the career heights exclusively on their own, and many others."Not all of these businesses are spending huge amounts of money on public relations, but they are widely known thanks to some business problems they solve, how to build a corporate culture as actively involved in charity," - says Wright.

Among popular foreign businessmen respondents Superjob also mentioned Tim Cook, Howard Hughes, Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, Lakshmi Mittal, Eric Emerson Schmidt, Aristotle Onassis, representatives of the Rothschild dynasty, Steve Ballmer, Hugh Hefner, Toshio Horikiri, Tony Hsieh, SamWalton, Andy Grove, Chuck Feeney, Sara Blakely, Peter Drucker and others.Each of them scored less than 1% of the vote.

Not without its oddities: some merry to your favorite foreign businessmen ranked Barack Obama and Alexander Lukashenko.But 26% of foreign businessmen have appeared unsympathetic in principle.

«Why does a significant portion of the respondents said that no one is cute?In Russia as a whole is maintained a negative attitude towards entrepreneurship, partly related to the history of 90th. - Said Wright of Skolkovo.- It is radically different from the world practice.Yet it is precisely the development of entrepreneurship stimulates economic growth, and global problems of the state and the business itself - to reverse this trend. "

Mikhail Malihin

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