Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

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

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Janet Yellen

Vice Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve.

As Europe dips back into recession and the U.S. Congress bickers over fiscal matters, central bankers have become more important than ever. Within the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chairman Janet Yellen has gained clout by pushing greater transparency and forging consensus. She could become a contender to succeed her boss, Ben S. Bernanke.