Steve Jobs dubbed as the "World's Most Valuable CEO" by Barron's

Steve Jobs dubbed as the
The creative and innovative products from Apple can all be attributed to one man whose name echoes down halls with thunderous tones to make anyone wake from a deep respite. Barron's recently released their annual list of best CEOs in the world – and of course Steve Jobs popped in there taking the coveted title of “the world's most valuable CEO.” In addition, others such as Jeffrey Bezos of Amazon, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, and Mark Hurd of HP were also found on the list, but Steve Jobs managed to return to the list even after enduring a scary health issue that could've easily derailed Apple's operations. It states in the article, "Probably the world's most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his medical problems," the report said. "Apple recently hit a record, with a market value topping $200 billion, a reflection of the Street's confidence that a healthy Jobs (at least from what we can tell) continues to keep Apple ahead of the game. Jobs likely accounts for $25 billion or more of Apple's market value." As we've seen in the past year, Apple almost looked as though it was walking blind through a brightly lit room as Jobs stepped down for a period of time due to health concerns. And with a thundering roar, he jumped back into the seat of CEO as if nothing ever phased him and led Apple to yet new heights that will easily continue to move forward as they embark on the long expected launch of the Apple iPad.

source: Barron's via Apple Insider

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12 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Thank you big brother for giving us the phone that tells us what content we should and should not get thank you for thinking for us :-D...

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL tio, i agree! The only reason steve jobs is "most valuable" is because if he ever gets sick or takes time away from apple, Jobs lovers freakout and sell their stock and MAC stock drops 27% in 24 hours. Apples most successful product launch ever (what brought them back from a sinking pit of bad performance) the iPOD wasn't design by steve jobs, The current CEO of Palm made the iPod and Jobs gets all the credit and all the glory. Steve jobs isn't that great, Apple as a company does good things, but you apple mactivists out there honestly think even 15% of that is because of steve jobs?..... really?

7. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Big Brother has no power unless you hand it over to them. The difference between this and 1984 is the fact that you have a choice of whether to buy the iPhone or not. You don't like Big Brother...don't buy the iPhone. As for Jobs, I have to agree...I've never seen a company so tied to it's CEO than Apple. Steve Jobs gets sick and then stock goes down. If there is even a hint of him being sick, stock goes down. I think he needs to spend a good amount of time away from the lime light and let someone else take over because eventually, Apple is going to have to do without him. At the same time, everyone seems to be obsessed with him. So no matter how much he may want to not be in the public eye, the media forces him to be that.

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

steve jobs should be voted ''biggest dumbass of the year''

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Why? He seems pretty smart to me.

11. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

well first of all because he put an awesome on device on the worst network in the usa. also because he wont put flash player on the iphone..cause supposevly it would make it slow ... wateva i have flash player on my droid and is it slow ? hell no its still pretty fast .... so how is that smart of him ????? cmon were in the 21st century all the websites n i mean alot of them require some kind of flash player ...which the iphone n ipad dont have also he wont put the iphone in more carriers have u checked out the iphone in australia?? the iphone in australia is available on vodafone, optus, telstra , 3, and virgin mobile.. in 5 diffrent companies! and in europe and in canada is available on a lot of diffrent companies.. n here in da usa we are stuck to gayt&t... unless u unlock it n use it on t-mobile which voids ur warranty ... so it sucks ....

2. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Fuc this Guy this is reason why I hate apple hey fanboys praise your God

4. scottmbolt unregistered

He dresses like a douche!

5. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Whoopdee F*****G DO! He must have a little boner now.

6. scottmbolt unregistered

lmao! ... All of the Apple fanboys are popping one as they read this.

8. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Apple needed the i-phone to resurrefct their company because the iMac was killing them to do being 2 damn expensive. the i-phone has revolutionalized the cellphone industry, but hasnt doen much to change its appearance physically or internally. android has gained alot of popularity as well as comapnies that carry the software like HTC, motorola, and samsung. the i-phone needs to do something to stay above the pack or android could put them out of business. its bad enough AT&T has restricted the i-phone from what it can REALLY do, but i look at the i-phone and say "blah, its boring" because its almost old technology these days

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

iPhone = RAZR burn! Apple is dong the same thing Motorola did with the RAZR series. I'm glad Motorola created the RAZR and was cool at the time, but they leaned too much on it. Instead of releasing the "next big thing" it was just carbon copy over and over. Apple has released 3 different iPhones and they're all basically the same, just a little tweaking here and there and Apple is like "oh look, our new iPhone!" ...whatever. Android has several devices to choose from, not to mention on ALL CARRIERS. iPhone has just one model and one carrier...not alot to choose from there. If Apple doesn't come up with something new (other than the stupid iPad) the iPhone is going to be like the bubble gum that lost its flavor.

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