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  • Title
    CEO
  • Company
    Uber

If we were awarding the Businessperson of the Year crown based solely on disruption, money raising, valuation (reportedly now flirting with $70 billion), and all the intangibles that make Kalanick a blazing—albeit controversial—sun in the business universe, he’d be the easy winner for his car-hailing company and its major role in creating the sharing economy. Those qualities are enough to vault him into the top 10, but the company’s youth and acknowledged lack of profits (not to mention a reported annual burn rate of $750 million and opposition to the company massing in a number of cities around the globe) prevent him from reaching the pinnacle—for now.

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