Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

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

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Mario Draghi

President, European Central Bank.

When he cut interest rates at his first meeting as president, Draghi, 65, defied his staff and showed he would plot a different course than predecessor Jean-Claude Trichet. Markets are testing his vow to do whatever it takes to save the euro.