Most Influential of 2010: Zuck

Facebook founder tops Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
This Feb. 5, 2007 file photo shows founder Mark Zuckerberg smiling at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,File)

(Newser) – Frighteningly enough, Mark Zuckerberg tops Vanity Fair's list of this year's most influential people of the Information Age. The top 5 of its 100:

  1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: His company is valued at around $25 billion, has more than 500 million members, runs 176 billion banner ads a month, and is looking at $2 billion in revenue this year.
  2. Steve Jobs, Apple: He's already saved the music business, now he's looking to do the same for the publishing industry with the iPad. And sales of his market-dominating iPhone will likely top $20 billion this year.

  1. Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, Google: Some predict Google's Android will top the iPhone by 2012.
  2. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.: Murdoch's battle against online news aggregators is "a battle he is unlikely to win, but it’s helping turn Murdoch into something of a print-world savior."
  3. Jeff Bezos, Amazon: His Kindle boasts a hold on about 60% of the US e-reader market, and Amazon sells more digital books than hardcovers.
For the complete 100, click here.

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