Lee Kun-hee of Samsung, the most influential business figure
Three names are allowed per journalist and Samsung is listed as number one with 31 votes. Toyota is number two with 20 votes. Sony with 14, Tata Group of India with 7 and Apple of the USA with 7 followed. Hyundai has 6 votes, CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) has 4 votes, Huawei of China and LG of Korea have 3 votes each and Nokia and Panasonic have 2 votes each. Haier, Google, Gazprom, Honda, Nestle, Toshiba, Shell, Posco, Berjaya, Facebook and China Mobile have 1 vote each.
Who do the Asian journalists think the most influential business figure in Asia? Three names are allowed per journalist and Lee Kun-hee of Samsung is number one with 10 votes. First runner-up is Akio Toyota with 8 votes. Lakshmi Mittal of ArcelorMittal and Li Ka-shing of Cheung Kong Holdings have 5 votes each. Steve Jobs of Apple who died in last month and Ratan Tata of Tata have 3 votes each. The Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the actor Jackie Chan, Jerry Yang of Yahoo, Chung Mong-koo of Hyundai, Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo and Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries Limited have 1 vote each.