Would You Recognize These Fortune 500 Leaders If You Saw Them on the Street?

By: J.P. Naomi

Mary Barra is the chairwoman and CEO of General Motors Company. She has held this position since January 15, 2014, and is the first female CEO of a major global automaker!

Mark Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York. In 2004, he co-founded Facebook, launching it from his dorm room at Harvard. By 2018, he was worth about $67 billion!

Gail Boudreaux is the current president and CEO of Anthem, Inc. It is the second largest American company with a woman as CEO. Did you know she is also big basketball player?!

Worth a whopping $157 billion, Jeff Bezos is the founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world! As of 2018, he was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Indra Nooyi is an Indian American businesswoman. She is the chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo, a position she has held for 12 years.

Randall Stephenson is the current chairman, CEO and president of AT&T. He has served in this position since 2007 and is credited with acquiring DirecTV and Time Warner during his tenure.

Marillyn Hewson is the chairwoman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin. In 2015, Hewson was named the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and by 2017 was listed by Harvard Business Review as one of the best-performing CEOs in the world.

Larry Merlo began his career at Peoples Drug, and today he serves as the CEO of CVS Pharmacy. He is credited with expanding its line of Minute Clinics as well as limiting public access to opioid painkillers.

Phebe Novakovic is the current chairwoman and CEO of General Dynamics. As of 2018, she was listed as the 48th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes!

John Hammergren has been the chairman and CEO of McKesson Corporation since 1999. He has twice been rated one of the best-performing CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review.

Lynn J. Good is chairwoman of the board, president and CEO of Duke Energy, headquartered in North Carolina. She became CEO on July 1, 2013 and takes home a whopping annual salary of $21.4 million!!

Michelle Gass has served as CEO and director of Kohl's Corporation since May 16, 2018. Did you know that she received her bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts?

Geisha Jimenez Williams was born in Cuba in 1961. She emigrated to the US where she pursued an education in industrial engineering. Today she is the president and CEO of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Timothy Donald Cook is the CEO of Apple Inc., having previously served as COO under Steve Jobs. Did you know that in 2014, Cook became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay?

Margaret Keane is the CEO and president of Synchrony Financial. She is one of only two women who lead an independently traded US bank whose value is more than $10 billion.

David Wichmann is the current CEO of Unitedhealth Group Inc., having held this position since 2017. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois State University.

Anna Manning is president and CEO of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated. Prior to joining RGA, Manning spent 19 years with Towers Perrin’s Tillinghast insurance consulting service!

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and it currently ranked as the world's third most wealthy person with a net worth of $84 billion.

Vicki Hollub has been the president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum since April 2016. She is the first woman to lead a major American oil company.

Kathryn Marinello is the president and CEO of The Hertz Corporation. She is responsible for the company's $9 billion revenue as well as its 36,000 employees!

Darren Woods was named chief executive officer of ExxonMobil on January 1, 2017. Did you know that his predecessor was Rex Tillerson, former US Secretary of State?

Michele Buck joined The Hershey Company in 2005. By 2017, she had been named president and CEO! She is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Having first joined Walmart as a summer associate in high school, Doug McMillon became the company's fifth CEO in 2014. He is now earning a salary of nearly $20 million!

Patti Poppe is the current president and CEO of CMS Energy. Did you know that in 2016 Crain's Detroit Business named her one of 100 Most Influential Women? She is also an inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame!

Larry Page founded Google with Sergey Brin back in 1998! Today he serves as the CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc and is the ninth-wealthiest person in the world!

Did you know that Beth Mooney is the first woman to be CEO of a top-20 US bank? She was named chairwoman and CEO of KeyCorp on May 1, 2011 having joined the company in 2006.

Sumner Redstone may be 95 years old, but he is still the majority owner and chairman of the board of National Amusements theater chain! Worth nearly $5 billion, Redstone is also the chairman emeritus of Viacom and CBS Corporation.

Deanna M. Mulligan is the current president and CEO of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Did you know that The Guardian Life is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the US?

Sheldon Adelson is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The 16th-richest person in the world, did you know that Adelson made a $25 million donation to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, making him the largest donor to the campaign?

Tricia Griffith is a graduate of Illinois State University. She is the current CEO and president of Progressive, a car insurance company. Did you know that she is ranked in Fortune as the 18th-most powerful woman in business?

Previously the CEO of J.C. Penney, Marvin Ellison is the current president and CEO of Lowe's. Did you know that he was one of five black CEOs on the 2016 Fortune 500 greatest leaders list?

Joey Wat is a graduate of Hong Kong University as well as Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. As the current CEO of Yum China, she is one of only 24 female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list!

Safra Catz is the Co-CEO of Oracle Corporation. She was born in Holon, Israel and is currently one of the highest paid female CEOs of any US company!

Kenneth Frazier is the chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Frazier received his law degree at Harvard Law School and became the first black man to lead a major pharmaceutical company in 2011.

Mary Laschinger grew up on her family's dairy farm in Arkansaw, Wisconsin. Today she is the chairwoman and CEO of Veritiv Corporation and one of the few women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies!

With a net worth of nearly $1.8 billion, Roger Penske is the founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Corp. Did you know that he started his career with one car dealership in 1965 which he opened with a $75,000 loan from his father?

Ginni Rometty is the current chair, president and CEO of IBM! She is the first woman to ever lead the company and has an impressive annual salary of $32 million!

Roger Ferguson Jr. has served as president and CEO of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA) since 2008. In this role, he is responsible for the more than $1 TRILLION in combined assets under management!

Kathleen Mazzarella has been the CEO and president of Graybar Electric Co. since June 1, 2012. She is one of only 32 women CEOs on the Fortune 500 list!

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About This Quiz

Think you are business savvy enough to recognize these amazing Fortune 500 leaders? They are the founders, chairmen and -women, and chief executive officers of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. Together, they represent TRILLIONS of dollars across the board - from their company's total revenue to their own personal salaries! So we want to know ... can you recognize these leaders from a photo? 

Whether they lead casually in jeans and a T-shirt, or sport a three-piece suit on the regular, these chief executives have more in common than you may think. According to Fortune magazine, all Fortune 500 CEOs possess three special attributes. They include civility, relationship-building and conscientiousness ... Because in order to be at the top, you have to treat others with respect regardless of their position; you have to cultivate relationships and collaborate with others at all times; and you have to always commit yourself to improving no matter how high you grow. If you think you have these qualities, we may just see you on our next quiz!

So what do you say? Let's get going and see if you have what it takes to name these big-time players! It's the ultimate Fortune 500 leaders quiz!

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