Breadcrumb Home Cite Top Global Thinkers, 2012 Who are the movers and shakers in the world of intellectual inquiry? Rank Name Occupation Country 1. Aung San Suu Kyi Member of parliament Burma 1. Thein Sein President Burma 2. Moncef Marzouki President Tunisia 3. Bill Clinton Former president United States 3. Hillary Clinton Secretary of state United States 4. Sebastian Thrun Computer scientist United States 5. Bill Gates Co-chair, Gates Foundation United States 5. Melinda Gates Co-chair, Gates Foundation United States 6. Malala Yousafzai Student Pakistan 7. Barack Obama President United States 8. Paul Ryan Congressman United States 9. Chen Guangcheng Legal activist United States 10. David Blankenhorn Activist United States 10. Narayana Kocherlakota Economist United States 10. Richard A. Muller Physicist United States Source: Foreign Policy , 2012.