Jeff-Bezos

Most Innovative Leaders

Rank Name Company 12-Month Sales Growth, %
Company Innovation Premium
1 Jeff Bezos Amazon 21.11% 71.49
2 Elon Musk Tesla 27.03% 72.16
3 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook 29.09% 61.84
4 Marc Benioff Salesforce.com 25.69% 80.7
5 Reed Hastings Netflix 27.03% 72.16
6 Satya Nadella Microsoft 13.91% 31.59
7 Shantanu Narayen Adobe 23.61% 64.43
8 Tim Cook Apple 1.18% 11.58
9 Arne Sorenson Marriott International -0.12% 53.66
10 Larry Page and Sergey Brin Alphabet 18.62% 33.87
11 Rodney Sacks Monster Beverage 11.28% 63.27
12 John Donahoe ServiceNow 33.14% 65.05
13 Jeffrey Leiden Vertex Pharmaceuticals 30.70% 58.15
14 Gary Guthart Intuitive Surgical 16.86% 47.92
15 Brad Smith Intuit 12.91% 45.64
16 Scott Stephenson Verisk Analytics 8.18% 50.57
17 Michael Mahoney Boston Scientific 6.10% 41.74
18 Ajaypal Banga Mastercard 12.55% 46.46
19 Stephen Easterbrook McDonald’s -3.51% 25.78
20 George Yancopoulos and Leonard Schleifer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 16.67% 36.51
21 Mark Parker Nike 7.59% 34.62
22 Ronald Clarke FleetCor Technologies 7.36% 56.55
23 Michael Mussallem Edwards Lifesciences 11.71% 39.87
24 Jean-Jacques Bienaime BioMarin Pharmaceutical 4.26% 63.57
25 Bob Iger Walt Disney 12.28% 26.16
26 Miles White Abbott Laboratories 4.60% 32.95
27 Jeffery Yabuki Fiserv 3.48% 36.98
28 Jensen Huang NVIDIA -14.25% 23.02
29 Omar Ishrak Medtronic 2.02% 29.15
30 Robert Sands Constellation Brands 6.04% 41.8
31 Andrew Wilson Electronic Arts 1.91% 30.47
32 Hock Tan Broadcom 11.02% 28.89
33 Kevin Lobo Stryker 8.93% 33.04
34 Martin Mucci Paychex 11.69% 37.76
35 Richard Gonzalez AbbVie Inc. 5.42% 22.62
36 Christopher O’Connell Waters 1.11% 35.99
37 Lawrence Kurzius McCormick 3.56% 39.73
38 Robert Kotick Activision Blizzard -2.82% 34.78
39 Benno Dorer Clorox 1.47% 38.52
40 James Meyer Sirius XM Radio 19.56% 48.19
41 Vincent Forlenza Becton Dickinson 16.01% 33.59
42 Kevin Sayer DEXCOM INC 46.74% 70.61
43 Donald Slager Republic Services 1.02% 37.48
44 Gary Norcross Fidelity National Information -0.17% 30.97
45 Matthew Farrell Church & Dwight 4.99% 38.5
46 Bruce Broussard Humana 10.39% 21
47 Fabrizio Freda The Estée Lauder Companies 8.57% 36.73
48 Stanley Bergman Henry Schein 3.56% 32.17
49 Richard Templeton Texas Instruments -2.76% 31.53
50 David King LabCorp 1.90% 39.65

Source: https://www.forbes.com/lists/innovative-leaders/#db2e2c826aa9