TO A HEALTHIER
Francis Collins, M. D., Ph.D., 62
Director, National Institutes of Health
Led the effort to identify some
20,500 genes in human DNA.
Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., 53
Chief medical officer and executive
VP, American Cancer Society Touts
the benefits of early detection while
warning against unnecessary tests.
Michael Bloomberg, 70
Mayor, New York He’s counting
calories for all New Yorkers—and
inspiring other cities to keep count.
Heart surgeon, TV
host Delivers the
and makes it
Anthony Atala, M.D., 54
Is it possible to grow a human organ
in a lab? He’s working on it.
David Ho, M.D., 60
Virologist Noted AIDS researcher is
now developing an HIV vaccine.
Thomas R. Frieden, M. D., 51
Director, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention Keeps an eye on the
illnesses and epidemics that threaten our health and well-being.
Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., 64
Biological researcher Nobel Prize
winner probes the ways chromosomes cause old-age illnesses.
Elliott Fisher, M. D., 60
Director, Dartmouth’s Center for
Population Health Explores ways to
make health care more efficient.
Suze Orman, 61
Financial adviser From books to TV
to radio, she chides us to spend
smart—and to save, save, save.
saving in our
Richard Cordray, 53
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau His goal: to help the little
guy deal better with big banks.
Ferguson Jr., 61
for workers at
Joe Baker, 51
President, Medicare Rights Center
His aim is to make the federal
program more consumer friendly.
Warren Buffett, 82
CEO, Berkshire Hatha way He’s worth
$46 billion, so we watch the stock
market for his every move.
Craig Newmark, 59
Founder, Craigslist Changed the way
we buy and sell almost everything—
and shrank newspaper classifieds.
James A. Guest, 71
CEO, Consumer Reports His experts
test more than 3,000 products in
50 labs each year.
SHAPING OUR OPINIONS
intellectual gets us
talking about race
Paul Gigot, 57
Wall Street Journal editorial-page
editor Defends the private sector in
the public square.
Bill O’Reilly, 63
Fox pundit In books and on broadcast, he brings a strong conservative
voice to political discourse.
Jon Stewart, 50
The Daily Show host He’s today’s
Walter Cronkite, only funnier.
Jill Abramson, 58
Executive editor, New York Times
Gray Lady’s first female chief helps
set the nation’s news agenda.
Richard Edelman, 58
President and CEO, Edelman His
PR firm crafts images for some of
America’s biggest businesses.
Her prize-winning website
and new ground
Irwin Gotlieb, 63
CEO, GroupM Global Negotiates
when and where advertisements
appear so that pitches can reach