No. 10 Alan Greenspan (Chairman): United States Federal Reserve
While Alan Greenspan’s term as Chairman of the Fed actually ends January 31, 2006, he has handed the reigns to former White House Economic Advisor Ben Bernanke. Greenspan served as Chairman for the US Federal Reserve since 1987 and is widely regarded as one of America’s most influential policymakers in history. While some debate the degree of his contribution, few will debate that Greenspan played an unprecedented role in America’s economic stability. He has been heralded by Democrats and Republicans alike for his admirable handling of the ‘Black Monday’ Stock Market Crash and navigating the ‘dot.com’ economic boom of the 1990’s.