Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

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

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Emilio Botin

Chairman, Banco Santander SA.

Although running a Spanish lender might seem a tenuous position, Botin, 77, has seen his efforts to expand and diversify pay off. Santander, which gets a majority of its profit outside Spain, has a market valuation more than double that of Deutsche Bank.