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Fortune Mag’s 25 Most Powerful Business People

Fortune just released the names of the 25 Most Powerful Businesspeople in the world, which include many well known tech people.  It’s a fun list to read.  In fact, there are quite a few surprises on the list.  Here are some highlights:

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1. Steve Jobs, Apple.  The magazine noted that Apple’s chairman and CEO “twice altered the direction of the computer industry”–with the introduction of the graphical user interface and the conception of “desktop publishing” (the quote marks around desktop publishing are courtesy of the magazine).

Read more after the break

2. Publisher Rupert Murdoch.  He just acquired MySpace for $580 Million in 2005.  In case you are married or living under a rock, MySpace is the largest social networking site in the world.

3. Chris Leckness, AximSite, MobilitySite.  Just kidding!  #3 is actually the chairman of Goldman Sachs.

4. Google Founders Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and Sergei Brin.  Google started off as a humble search engine for Yahoo!, and is now one of the largest companies in the world.

Other tech people include:

Bill Gates.  Wait, what number is he?  Try #7.  Perhaps being a part-time employee doesn’t earn much respect!

11. Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers

16. HP Chairman Mark Hurd

Conspicuously missing from the list are Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, recently named tech’s most influential person.  Oracle CEO Larry Elison, who once almost bought Apple.

Read more at Crave

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December 17, 2007 - Posted by | Opinions

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