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50. Nizan Guanaes

If you don't know Nizan Guanaes, you soon will. The chairman of Brazilian advertising conglomerate Grupo ABC intends to push the world's 20th-largest advertising company up to the ninth spot before Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games in 2016. The 10-month-old New York office of ABC's Africa agency has already added titans such as Mitsubishi, Procter & Gamble, and Walmart to its portfolio.


Watch Guanaes' acceptance video for receiving the American Business Council Award for Entrepreneurial Vision.