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Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh outside the NYSE as the company goes public.Richard Drew—AP/Shutterstock
Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh outside the NYSE as the company goes public., Richard Drew—AP/Shutterstock
  • Title
    CEO
  • Affiliation
    Levi Strauss

When Bergh took over in 2011, the denim maker was a shadow of its iconic former self. Bergh brought the cool back, marketing Levi’s as hip Americana with a celebrity pedigree. Internally, he revamped company tech and cleaned house; by the time the company went public in March, annual revenue had risen 26% on his watch. Bergh has also launched the Safer Tomorrow Fund, a pioneering effort to prevent gun violence.

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