The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

J. Craig Venter

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc.

Venter is best known for his role in mapping the human genome. He has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and in 2008 received the National Medal of Science. He has led The Institute for Genomic Research, the J. Craig Venter Institute, Synthetic Genomics Inc., and Human Longevity Inc., which hopes to revolutionize personalized medicine. Human Longevity recently raised $200 million, bringing its total to $500 million.