9. Mark Parker
Who And Why: Runner, designer, Nike CEO
Years Of Influence: 1979-present
Everything that Nike does from the top down is considered from a design perspective, not from a sales, product, or marketing perspective. Literally, everything is well thought out, from shoes to socks to fuckin’ yoga mats. And you have to really respect Mark for not allowing a $20 billion company to sway from that notion. Nike and Apple. That’s it. They exist on another level.