Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tops Vanity Fair 'New Establishment' List Again
NEW YORK – For the second year in a row, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads up Vanity Fair’s 2011 “New Establishment” list, which features many tech names.
Calling Zuckerberg the “founder of the inescapable social-networking site Facebook,” Vanity Fair said: “With a possible IPO on the horizon by 2012, which could value the company anywhere between $50 and $100 billion, Facebook has enough clout to worry even the unshakable Google. Zuckerberg is still the youngest person ever to top the list.”
Among the new entrants is new Apple CEO Tim Cook at no. 4, behind second-ranked Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos.Netflix CEO Reed Hastings jumped from the 90th spot to the 7th on the 17th annual list.
Lady Gaga is the highest-ranked female on the list in the 9th spot.
Among big Hollywood names, Pixar/Walt Disney Animation Studios creative guru John Lasseter took the 8th spot, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Graham King share the 14th place, Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling ranks 16th, immediately followed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Judd Apatow rounds out the top 20.
He is immediately followed by Jay-Z and then The Hangover director Todd Phillips.
According to the New York Post, media and entertainment moguls are ranked on a separate list this year, called “The Powers That Be.” Led by Steve Jobs, it also includes such names as Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch.