Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

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

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Paul Ryan

Chairman, House Budget Committee.

A member of the Young Guns, who rose quickly to challenge older Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ryan, 42, is no compromiser. He was on the Bowles-Simpson commission and voted against the final plan.