21. Barack Obama
Position: President of the United States
Complex Says: Some people may bitch about Chrysler being owned by the Italians now, but the bailouts were more successful than most of us thought they could be. Fiat is a hell of a lot better than Cerberus anyway. While the big three American automakers--or rather big two-and-a-half--might all be on stable footing these days, Obama's influence isn't over. The economy is doing much better than it was, but a backslide could undo all the work that has gone into rebuilding Detroit.