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I was thinking the other day about “the most interesting people in business” — my version of that list, anyway. All of us in business have a similar list (although typically not so organized) — the people we like to read about; the people we would love the meet; the role models.

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew everyone on your list?

That’s my idea. I have made the list (below). Now, I am going to start getting to know them. This will mean research, but it will also mean contact. In the coming months and probably years, I will reach out to the people on my list, and hopefully I will meet them in the not-so-distant future. Either way, I will keep you posted, so stay tuned.

Here is the list…

1. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo
2. Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
3. Larry Ellison, Oracle
4. Steve Wozniak, Entrepreneur
5. Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway
6. Mark Burnett, Burnett Productions
7. Phil Knight, Entrepreneur
8. Meg Whitman, HP
9. Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur
10. Jack Welch, Retired
11. Daymond John, Fubu
12. Barbara Corcoran, The Corcoran Group
13. Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International
14. Roger Ailes, Fox News Network
15. Jay-Z
16. John Maxwell, The John Maxwell Company
17. Jeffrey Gitomer, BuyGitomer
18. Frank Luntz, Luntz Global
19. Jerry Weintraub
20. Sheryl Sandburg, Facebook
21. Howard Schultz, Starbucks
22. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin
23. Rupert Murdoch, NewsCorp
24. Ted Turner, Entrepreneur
25. Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines
26. Paul Allen, Entrepreneur
27. Pam Nicholson, Enterprise
28. Jack Dorsey, Square
29. Thomas Stanley, Author
30. James Collins, Author
31. Tom Peters, Author
32. Michael Gerber, Author
33. Harvey Mackay, Author
34. Thomas Friedman, Author
35. Keith Ferrazzi, Ferrazzi Greenlight
36. Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
37. Sergei Brin, Google
38. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
39. Jeff Bezos, Amazon
40. Tom Kelley, Ideo
41. Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts
42. Michael Bloomberg, Entrepreneur
43. Tom Colicchio, Restauranteur
44. 50 Cent, Entrepreneur
45. John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
46. Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital
47. Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
48. Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn
49. Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry’s
50. Pierre Omidyar, Entrepreneur
51. Steve Case, Entrepreneur
52. Barry Diller, IAC/InterActiveCorp
53. Jeff Immelt, GE
54. Kathleen Kennedy, LucasFilm
55. Lori Greiner, Entrepreneur
56. Jenna Lyons, J. Crew
57. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!
58. Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
59. Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
60. Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation