11 of 44
BACKNEXT
11. Greg Jensen
Co-CEO, co-chief investment officer, Bridgewater Associates
Age: 36
Rank change: New
Industry: Finance

Jensen interned at Bridgewater while an undergrad at Dartmouth. Now he works alongside legendary founder Ray Dalio at the world's largest hedge fund (assets under management: $88 billion) overseeing research and trading. Like Dalio, who lives by 300 principles spelled out on the company's website, Jensen has a self-reflective side: He credits his steep trajectory to the firm's mission to seek the truth -- whether that means what's really driving the economy or one's own weaknesses and flaws.

Fan of: Paul Krugman and Paul Volcker -- though he doesn't always agree with them.



NEXT: 12. Cesar Conde
Last updated October 14 2010: 1:25 PM ET
Highest paid under 40 Which young executives at public companies brought home the most bacon this year? And exactly how much bacon are we talking about? More
Where is the economy heading? This year's innovators offer their economic predictions for the next few years and beyond. More
Ones to watch They may not have made the list this year, but we're keeping an eye on these rising stars. More