If you’re feeling really worried this year, you’re not alone.
In many cases, top executives and leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos are just as scared.
Tanking stock markets, plunging oil prices, China’s slowing economy and geopolitical conflicts are just some of the things that are keeping executives awake at night.
Richard Quest, anchor of CNN’s Quest Means Business, powwowed with a host of Davos VIPs to understand their deepest, darkest fears and had them rank their levels of anxiety on his Worry Wall. (Level 10 indicates extreme fear, while zero indicates a relaxed attitude.)
Here’s what they had to say
Bob Dudley, CEO, BP
Fear level: 9
Most concerned about: The geopolitical consequences of falling oil prices
Jacob Frenkel, chairman, JPMorgan Chase International
Fear level: 9
Most concerned about: Russia
Ken Rogoff, economics professor, Harvard
Fear level: 8
Most concerned about: Emerging markets
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan Motor and Renault
Fear level: 5
Most concerned about: Russia and the Middle East
Who’s feeling more relaxed?
But not all executives are getting the jitters. Here are some who feel pretty good about the future.
Richard Solomons, CEO, InterContinental Hotels Group
Fear level: 4
Most concerned about: Nothing in particular
Pierre Moscovici, European Economics Commissioner
Fear level: 3.5
Most concerned about: Situation surrounding refugees
Dennis Nally, chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International
Fear level: 3
Most concerned about: Geopolitical issues
Hans Vestberg, CEO, Ericsson
Fear level: 2.5 or 7.5
Explanation: Vestberg said the worry level in his heart is 2.5, but the worry in his head hits 7.5.
And here’s what Quest fans had to say:
-CNN’s Saskya Vandoorne contributed to this report.