Last year's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business spanned industries of all sizes—this year's list, which launches later this month, promises to be just as expansive and eclectic. Here we present the top entrepreneurs of 2009 and how these innovators finished out of the aughts.
Uniqlo's parent company is determined to become the largest apparel retailer in the world. (Zara owner Inditex currently holds that throne.) From Helmut Lang to Theory, Fast Retailing is behind continually gaining traction in the fashion world. Take a look—they may be responsible for more items in your closet than you realized.