David Simon
David Simon

David E. Simon is chairman and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, an S&P 500 company and the largest U.S. publicly traded real estate company.

Early life and education:

Simon is the son of Jewish American real estate developer Melvin Simon and his first wife Bess (née Meshulam).He obtained a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1983 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in 1985.


Simon started his career at First Boston. From 1988 to 1990, he worked at Wasserstein Perella & Co. as a vice president.

He joined Simon Property precursor Melvin Simon & Associates in 1990 as Chief Financial Officer. In 1993, he led the efforts to take Simon Property Group public with a nearly $1 billion initial public offering that, at the time, was the largest real estate stock offering. He became CEO in 1995 and Chairman in 2007.

He is a member and former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) board of governors and is a former trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He has received numerous industry honors, and in 2000, he was inducted into the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows.


In 2013, he donated $5 million support the construction Columbia Business School’s new facilities.

Personal life:

In 1986, he married Jacqueline Susan Freed. They have five children: Eli, Rebecca, Hannah, Samuel, and Noah.

Daymond John
Daymond John

Daymond Garfield John[3] (born February 23, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

He is currently based in New York City.



Wool hats with their tops off and tied with fishing line were popular, and John noticed them being sold for $20, which he considered overpriced. He went home and sewed around 90 hats with his next-door neighbor. They sold their homemade hats for $10 each in front of the New York Coliseum, and made $800 in a single day.

Sensing potential, Daymond and his mother mortgaged their house for $100,000 to generate start-up capital. In addition to Brown, he recruited longtime friends J. Alexander Martin and Keith Perrin into the business, and began sewing the FUBU logo onto hockey jerseys, sweatshirts, and T-shirts. To make ends meet, John held a full-time job at Red Lobster, working on the FUBU business in between shifts. In 1993, he convinced LL Cool J, an old neighborhood friend, to wear a FUBU T-shirt for a promotional campaign. Later, while filming a 30-second advertising spot for The Gap, LL Cool J wore a FUBU hat in the commercial and incorporated the line “for us, by us” in his rapping.

In 1992, Daymond received $300,000 in orders and also an offer for participating in Macy’s (M) at a Las Vegas fashion trade show. Today, the brand is reportedly worth $6 billion.

Shark Tank:

In 2009, John joined the cast of Shark Tank, a show in which John and four other business executives listen to business pitches from everyday people, and decide whether or not to invest money in their projects.

Assuming every on-camera deal was followed through, John has invested $7,667,000 dollars in Shark Tank projects as of August 6, 2015.

Awards and reception:

Book cover of The Brand Within.

John has received numerous awards, including Brandweek Marketer of the Year, the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award (which he won twice), the Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, the Essence Award, Crain’s New York Business Forty Under Forty Award, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Brandeis University International Business School’s Asper Award for Excellence in Global Entrepreneurship, Details 50 Most Influential Men, and the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship (which he won twice).
FUBU has received attention from the sports and entertainment industry, and has been worn or endorsed by LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes, Magic Johnson, Lennox Lewis, and Whitney Houston.


The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) as Proud Foot Joe
Shark Tank (2009–present) as himself
The Game (2013) as himself
The Real (2013) as himself, episode 3
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) as himself

Deepak Ghaisas
Deepak Ghaisas

Deepak Ghaisas is the chairman of Gencoval Strategic Services Pvt Ltd. Previously he was the CEO – India Operations and CFO of I-flex Solutions Ltd., India. He has worked in the software industry since 1987.

In 1993, Ghaisas joined as the CFO of I-flex Solutions Ltd., India for its global operations. In 1997, he added the role of the CEO (India Operations), while retaining the CFO position.

He was the recipient of the CFO Asia Award in 2001, the first Indian to win the award.[citation needed]

He has been involved in the software industry in a number of roles, including:

Executive Member of the NASSCOM Executive Council

Vice President of the Maharashtra Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a governing body who actively participates in the decision-making process for the economic development of the State of Maharashtra, India.

Member of CII Executive Council for Western India

Committee Member of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance constituted for the purpose of drafting the curriculum for Information System Audit course for bankers.[citation needed]

Member of the Internet Banking Committee of the Reserve Bank of India, which formulated guidelines on Internet banking and security in India.[citation needed]

Deepak resigned from i-flex on August 8, 2008, just before it was renamed as Oracle Financial Services Ltd.

Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison

Denise M. Morrison is an American business executive who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company. Named the 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune Magazine, Morrison was elected a Director of Campbell in October 2010. She is Campbell’s 12th leader in the company’s 140-year history.

Early life:

Denise Morrison was born in Elberon, New Jersey, and is one of four sisters who have all enjoyed successful business careers. The “Sullivan Sisters” were featured in a 2007 Wall Street Journal article, “Raising Women to Be Leaders.” Denise is the first-born; Maggie Wilderotter is chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications; Colleen Bastkowski was a regional vice president of sales at Expedia Corporate Travel; and Andrea Doelling, a champion horse jumper, was senior vice president of sales at AT&T Wireless.Their father, Dennis Sullivan, a Korean War veteran and AT&T executive, wanted to share everything he knew about business with his girls. He reportedly talked with them while they were still in grade school about setting profit-margin goals. Their mother, Connie Sullivan, taught them that ambition is a part of femininity.

Denise Morrison graduated from Long Branch High School. She earned her B.S. degree in economics and psychology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude. She was inducted into the Order of the Cross and Crown Honor Society for academic and extracurricular achievement.

Business background:

Morrison was named President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company on August 1, 2011. Campbell is a global manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products, focused on simple meals, soup, baked snacks, and beverages.

Morrison joined Campbell in April 2003 as President-Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer, and was named President-Campbell USA in June 2005. She was named Senior Vice President and President-North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages in October 2007 and handled the Campbell USA, North America Foodservice, and Campbell Canada businesses. She was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2010, leading all of Campbell’s global businesses, corporate strategy, global advertising & design and research & development.

Before joining Campbell’s, Morrison served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kraft Foods’ Snacks and Confections divisions, responsible for leading brands such as Planters nuts, Life Savers candies, and Altoids mints.

Morrison began her career in the sales organization at Procter & Gamble in Boston, Mass. She later joined Pepsi-Cola in Trade and Business Development. She then spent most of the 1980s at Nestle USA, where she held senior marketing and sales positions. In 1995, Denise moved to Nabisco Inc. She served as Senior Vice President and led the Nabisco Food Company’s sales organization and was General Manager for the Down the Street division.

Morrison’s compensation at the beginning of fiscal year 2012 included an annual base salary of $950,000, a fiscal 2011 annual cash incentive of $602,292 and a fiscal 2012 long-term incentive grant of $4,845,000. Campbell’s fiscal year runs from August 1 to July 31.


In 2011, Forbes named Morrison the 80th most powerful woman in the world.

Morrison was also named the 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune Magazine. Morrison was a featured speaker at Fortune’s 2011 Most Powerful Women Summit, sharing the stage with her sister Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications. Morrison and Wilderotter are the first sisters ever to make the list together.

Morrison has been recognized with many other awards as well, including: Power 50, Supermarket News 2011; “Woman of Distinction” American Heart Association of New Jersey, 2010; One of the 50 Most Influential Irish Women, Irish Voice 2010; Trailblazer Award; “Top Woman in Grocery,” Progressive Grocer magazine, 2008, 2009, and 2010; One of the Top 50 Women in Business in the State of N.J., NJBIZ magazine, 2008; One of the Top 50 Women to Watch, Wall Street Journal, 2007; “Aiming High Award” by Legal Momentum, 2007; and Garden State “Woman of the Year” for Corporations, Garden State Women magazine, 2007.

Dennis Muilenburg
Dennis Muilenburg

Dennis A. Muilenburg (born 1964) is an American businessman, president and chief executive officer of Boeingef executive officer of Boeing as of 1 July 2015.

Muilenburg received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, followed by a master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. He has worked at Boeing since 1985.

On 23 June 2015, Boeing announced that Muilenburg would succeed James McNerney, who was stepping down after ten years as CEO.

On 22 February, 2016 it was announced that Muilenberg would succeed McNerney as Boeing’s chairman.

Devin Wenig
Devin Wenig

Devin Norse Wenig (born 1966) is an American business executive; the president and CEO of eBay.

Early life:

Devin Norse Wenig was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, the son of Carol Wenig of Dix Hills, Long Island, and Dr. Jeffrey Wenig, a toxicologist, and founder and chief executive of Nastech Pharmaceutical Company of Hauppauge, Long Island.

Wenig holds a BA degree from Union College and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.


Aged 23, and following his father’s unexpected death, Wenig took over as CEO of then-struggling Nastech Pharmaceutical, raising $5 million in venture capital. After a year, he recruited a professional manager and joined the law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore.

In 1993, Wenig joined Reuters, where he remained until 2011, becoming the company’s No. 2 executive. From June 2006 to April 2008, Wenig was COO and a board member of Reuters Group plc. From April 2008 to August 2011, Wenig was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, the largest division of Thomson Reuters Inc.

Wenig joined as president of eBay’s Global Ebay Marketplaces Business Unit on 6 September 2011. When Wenig joined eBay, it had 99 million active users. During his time as marketplace chief, this rose to nearly 160 million, by focusing on “m-commerce”, shopping on mobile devices.  In October 2014, it was announced that once the eBay/Paypal demerger was complete, Wenig would become CEO of eBay, replacing John Donahoe. Wenig took over as CEO in July of 2015 after eBay spun off PayPal.

Personal life:

On 28 March 1993, Wenig married Cindy Lee Horowitz, a lawyer, and fellow graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Rabbi Jack Bemporad officiated at the Huntington (Long Island) Jewish Center.

Dick Costolo
Dick Costolo

Full Name       :          Dick Costolo

Born                :          10th – Sep – 1963

Zodiac Sign     :          Virgo

Birth Place      :          Royal Oak, Michigan

Country           :          USA

Education       :          University of California Berkeley,University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Occupation     :          Former CEO Twitter

Industry          :          Internet

Networth        :          $300 Million
Being named among the very few and quoted in top magazines and articles on Tech, Dick Costolo is one of the most influential and modish tech CEOs of the current era. Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA on September 10, 1963, Costolo was more inclined towards improvisational comedy during his early days. During his childhood in Detroit suburbs, he learned to program computer games.Costolo graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in computer and communication sciences in the year 1985. During his incumbency at the University he also joined as ‘brother’ in the social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the University curriculum, he took theater classes. His performance and dedication to everything he was associated made him very popular on campus.Upon graduating from the University, Costolo turned down many job offers and joined Annoyance Theater improve troupe in Chicago in improvisational comedy.
Early Career:
His passion let alone his interest kept on fluctuating and eventually he gave up the comedy sector and joined a consultation firm Andersen Consulting for 8 years, where he was employed as a senior manager in product and technology groups.While his association in the seminary, he was responsible for developing the first application on Web-based enterprise training.After his first corporate experience, he founded two organizations later. He co-founded Door Networked Media – a web based design and development consulting company and SpyOnlyIt – a webpage monitoring service.
Both of his initiatives were acquired by Digital Knowledge Assets in the year 1996 and 724 Solutions in 2000, respectively. Despite losing the hold on his initiatives, Costolo never looked and kept on working with the same determination and passion.In the year 2004, Costolo, along with his other colleagues, founded FeedBurner – a web feed management provider. His initiative was directed to assist bloggers, syndicate their content. Soon after the start-up, FeedBurner was acquired by the search engine giant, Google in the year 2007 for a hefty $100 million.


Post the acquisition of his company, Costolo was hired by Google on a permanent basis. At Google, he was employed in the Ads team as Group Product Manager where he was responsible for various social media ads. Howeverin July 2009, Costolo left Google and few months later the Chief Executive of Twitter, Evan Williams, offered him to join as CEO on a temporary basis. While the full-time CEO, Williams was on paternity leave, Costolo ended up joining as COOthat fall. Although he was doing pretty well, with Twitter shares touching new heights, Williams stepped down a year later and Costolo ascended as the CEO of Twitter Inc.
Career Highlights:
His success was reaching new stature and in the year 2011, newly elected President of the US, Barack Obama appointed Costolo in the NSTAC – Homeland Security. His interest and determination toward his work earned him fame and numerous respected positions at leading firms and organizations.In the year 2013 he was referred to as one of Silicon Valley’s most influential CEOs by Business Insider. TIME Magazine named in among the 10 Most Influential US Tech CEOs.

Dieter Zetsche
Dieter Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche (born on May 5, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a German businessman and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars since 2006 as well as member of the company’s Board since 1998.

He was born while his father, Herbert Zetsche, a civil engineer, was temporarily in Turkey for a dam construction project. The family returned to Germany in 1956. Dieter Zetsche attended school in Oberursel (near Frankfurt am Main) and studied electrical engineering from 1971 to 1976 at the University of Karlsruhe; he graduated as an engineer. He completed his doctorate in engineering in 1982 at the University of Paderborn.

With Daimler-Benz:

He joined Daimler-Benz in 1976, working in the research department. In 1981, he became Assistant Development Manager at the Vehicles business unit. He became a member of the mlerChrysler’s Board of Management in 1998 and served as the President/CEO of Chrysler Group from mid of 2000 to December 31, 2005, where he was credited with a turnaround of DCX’s American operations. Since January 1, 2006, he succeeded Jürgen Schrempp as Chairman of DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG), being succeeded in the position of Chrysler Group CEO by Thomas W. LaSorda.

He was the main influence behind the demerger of Daimler and Chrysler in 2007, which ended in the newly formed Daimler AG.

Dieter Zetsche is credited with bringing significant core changes to the Mercedes-Benz company in an effort to turn around a decade long downward spiral in product quality and customer satisfaction. He was named in Time Magazine’s 2006’s list of 100 most influential people.


Dieter Zetsche was awarded “Entrepreneur of the year” in 2008 from the German media.


Zetsche was investigated for the involuntary manslaughter of a 27-year-old engineer who died in an accident caused by an intern on one of the firm’s test tracks. The newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung reported earlier that the parents of the engineer felt the company should not have put the intern behind the wheel of a fast car on a test track. However, it was generally agreed that the public prosecutors were over-reaching their prosecutorial authority in holding Zetsche responsible, as he was not responsible in any way for regulating the limits of interns’ activities while at the company.

Dmitry Rybovlev
Dmitry Rybovlev

He controls Uralkali, one of the largest producers of potash fertilizers in the world. He is a director of Magnetic, a medical enterprise that specializes in the magnetic therapy method developed by Rybovlev’s father.  He lost more than half his money after a bitter divorce with his wife in 2010.

Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton (born 1962) is a Canadian management consultant. He has been managing director of McKinsey & Co since 2009.

Early life:

Dominic Barton was born in 1962 in Kampala, Uganda, where his father taught at a theology college and his mother was a nurse.He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honours in Economics and pursued an MPhil in Economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.


Barton was one of six students from a high school class of 200, in Sardis, British Columbia, to attend college. After studying Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University. He began his career as a currency analyst at Rothschild.

He joined McKinsey’s Toronto office in 1986 and had a difficult time making partner, saying “It took me three times before I was elected a partner….I was working hard and I was rejected….it was a bit of a slap in the head.” From then on, he said, “my bar will be higher than McKinsey’s.”

In the late 90s he made the counterintuitive career move of relocating to Korea to develop McKinsey’s practice in the region. Barton enjoyed close relationships with the president and government of South Korea.He subsequently parlayed those relationships into a role running McKinsey in Korea from 2000–2004 and then McKinsey in Asia from 2004-2009. Barton’s experience in Asia ultimately made him a strong candidate in the firm election as global managing director.

In 2010, Barton was made an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also on the board of the University of Oxford Said Business School. Some of his contemporaries from Oxford include: William O’Chee, David Cameron, Andrew Feldman and Guy Spier.

He is the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China, a trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Brookings Institution, and Chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the President of South Korea on National Future and Vision. He is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology on the 24th of June 2016.