Mohamed Bin Ali Alabbar
Chairman, Emaar; Director General, Dubai Department of Economic Development
Fast growing and modern, Dubai may be the most open and confident place in the Middle East. Alabbar keeps the investment flowing in. He's also a real estate developer - and a confidant of the ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.Haim Saban
The billionaire co-owner of the largest Hispanic media company is poised to profit from that ethnic group's growing economic clout. (He's also pals with Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch.)Michael Funk
CEO , United Natural Foods
The distributor dominates the organic wholesale business, supplying Whole Foods, Kroger, and mom-and-pops around the country.Lou Jiwei
Chairman, China Investment Corp.
As head of China's $200 billion state investment fund, Lou has already put $3 billion into private equity giant Blackstone. His shopping list includes mining, oil, and gas companies around the world.Frances Beinecke
President, Natural Resources Defense Council
The 650,000- member NRDC is widely considered the most powerful and effective environmental group - at a time when its green agenda is gaining influence on both Main Street and Wall Street.