Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Larry Fink

CEO, BlackRock Inc.

The co-founder and chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc. doesn't need to make large wagers to have clout. He runs the world's largest asset management company, overseeing more than $3.5 trillion-money that puts weight behind any opinion Fink expresses and might make him a candidate to be Treasury secretary if Barack Obama wins a second term.