Reuters Staff/ReutersBeing bilingual can be helpful in business.

Researchers have uncovered that people who speak more than one language are better at something called inhibitory control, which involves being able to filter out irrelevant stimuli and to develop more measured responses to events.

In addition to an increased attention span, learning a new language can benefit your work in other ways, including being able to connect with a greater number of people, and gaining a new perspective on the world.

If you decide to learn a new language, you’ll be in good company. Here’s a look at some of the world’s top business leaders who speak more than one language.