Warren is one of three academics on the list, which was published in this month’s magazine. Investor Warren Buffett, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Christopher Cox ’76, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Kenneth Chenault ’76, chairman and CEO of American Express, and Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, all join Warren on the list.
A bankruptcy expert and outspoken advocate of consumer rights, Warren frequently testifies before Congress about proposals to change the way lenders relate to consumers. She has advocated for further regulations on creditors, proposing a commission that would act as a safeguard for consumers against products that could be financially dangerous.
Warren is the author of “All Your Worth: the Lifetime Money Plan” and “The Two Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke.”