He's the brains and the money behind CarsDirect.com, an Internet service that challenges the very idea of an auto dealer.
A breath of fresh air at GM, she works tirelessly to make Oldsmobile relevant. Sales are up, and her people love her.
'Le Cost Cutter' came from Renault to rescue Nissan. He turned Japanese business practices upside down, to Japanese cheers.
Decreed virtual one-price selling at Mercedes-Benz, then jumped to AutoNation, where he closed used-car superstores.
Bought Volvo, created Premier Automotive Group, re-created Ford of Europe, went outside Ford Motor Co. to hire executives.
Turned VW AG into a powerhouse. Trouble may be brewing. Is he duplicating GM's cookie-cutter product flops of the 1980s?
Left BMW in a huff after missing out on top job but landed on his feet as head of Ford's new Premier Automotive Group.
He's clearly the boss at DaimlerChrysler. Changes original vision from a single company to a holding company run from Stuttgart.
Renault was a regional automaker, but Schweitzer made it a global manufacturer by buying control of Nissan for $5.4 billion.
Resigns in tears as Daewoo, his hand-made auto company, sinks under $60 billion debt. Daewoo's next operator? Maybe GM.