10. Pete Cashmore: Cashmore is the founder of Mashable. This blog has been able
to establish itself as the go to place to finding trends in the digital world.
With millions of unique users reading his publication, Cashmore has a channel to
speak his opinion and influence millions around the world.
9. Tim Cook: Cook is the CEO of Apple. He is the decision maker in a company
that has revolutionized the way humans see and use technology. Cook has filled
the seat of one of the biggest visionaries of our time, Steve Jobs.
8. Virginia Rometty: Rometty is the Chairwoman and CEO of IBM. She is the first
woman to ever lead the company. Rometty is someone who has been able to find the
way up, as she started working at IBM in 1991 and since then she has skyrocketed
to the top. She also serves on the committee of the most powerful schools in the
country like Columbia Business School and Northwestern University.
7. Tim Armstrong: Armstrong is the CEO and Chairman of AOL. His biggest move was
buying The Huffington Post and putting Arianna Huffington in charge of AOL’s
content. Prior to joining AOL, Armstrong was responsible for Google’s operations
in the United States.
6. Jack Dorsey: Dorsey is the creator of Twitter, the biggest micro blogging
site on the Internet, with millions of users using its application every month
and with over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Dorsey is also the founder and
CEO of Square, a mobile payments company that has made a lot of noise during
2012 after raising one of the biggest rounds of funding from the Venture Capital
5. Larry Page: Page is one of the co-founders and CEO of the most powerful
company on the Internet today. As of 2012, his personal wealth is estimated to
be $20.3 billion, ranking him #13 on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.
4. Steve Ballmer: Ballmer is the CEO of Microsoft, where he joined in June 1980,
becoming Microsoft’s 30th employee. Ballmer was the second person to become a
billionaire in U.S. dollars based on stock options received as an employee of a
3. Jeff Bezos: Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. He had left his New York
City hedge fund job when he learned about the rapid growth in Internet use and
drove to Seattle, writing his business plan along the way. He initially set up
the company in his garage. In 2011 alone, Amazon’s shares have jumped 55% and
added $6.5 billion to his net worth.
2. Jeff Weiner: Weiner is the CEO of Linkedin, the largest social network for
professionals in the world. As of June 2012, LinkedIn reports more than 175
million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. Before
joining LinkedIn, Weiner worked as an Executive-in-Residence for leading Venture
Capital firms Accel Partners and Greylock Partners and also served as an
executive at Yahoo!
1. Sheryl Sandberg: Sandberg is the CEO of Facebook, the biggest and most well
known social network in the world. With over 200 million people using their
service on a monthly basis, the company has one of the most important voices in
tech. Sandberg is known to be a powerhouse driving the most successful company
in Silicon Valley, and arguably in the world.
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