9. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
The co-founders of Google are another pair of powerful people in 2015. Google is such a dominant brand that it became a commonly used verb.
Perhaps it is the most influential company of the post-industrial era, two-thirds of all online searching is done with the help of Google.
Google has become such a big brand that it continues to eclipse all competitors and appears to be expanding its lead in the next generation apps like Google Glass and self-driving cars.
CEO Larry Page has recently been behind a string of acquisitions while Brin running the top secret, futuristic Google X.
The company has net earnings of $13 billion on revenue of $60 billion.