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CEO’s who have been picked deserve the recognitionfor their unique contributions as their ideas and works have changed the world around. Most of the people across the globe aren’t aware of them although each one of them had made their impact on our thinking, our experience, and our lives, and will continue to have an effect on our world in future.
Top 10 Tech World’s Inspirational Chief Executive Officers
The Top 10 Most Inspirational CEOs of Tech World list is cited and referred as follow
Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook
Sheryl Kara Sandbergis the COO of Facebook, giant and far famed social network in the world. Added to this she is an American technology executive, activist, and author.Sheryl Kara Sandberg was elected to the board of directors by the existing board members becoming the first woman to serve on Facebook’s board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and was involved in launching Google’s philanthropic arm Google.org and she served as chief of staff for the United States Secretary of the Treasury too.
Sandberg is known to be a powerhouse driving the most successful company in Silicon Valley, and arguably in the world despite Mark Zuckerberg the founder and CEO of Facebook. Due to her stock holdings in Facebook and other companies Sandberg is reported to be worth over US$1 billion as of January 2014. Sheryl Kara Sandberg simply Sheryl Sandberg was named in the Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine.
Yishan Wong- Reddit
Wong is the CEO of Reddit. Before joining Reddit, a co-founder at Mountain View coworking space SunfireOffices,and an advisor at Quora, an online knowledge market.Wong was previously a senior engineering manager at Paypal, then worked at Facebook as a director of engineering on projects including crowd translation. Since April 2011, Yishan Wong has been a contributing editor at Forbes Magazine.In addition to having President Obama answering questions on his platform, Reddit has become the go to community to check the news and watch videos that are trending. As of June 2012, commentary on the site is particularly active, with some submissions earning hundreds of comments.
Jeff Weiner – Linkedin
Jeffrey “Jeff” Weiner is the CEO of Linkedin and is an American businessman, the largest social network for professionals in the world. LinkedIn has more than 175 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories till 2012 year as per the records. 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! Weiner served in various leadership roles at Yahoo for over seven years beginning in 2001, most recently as the Executive Vice President at Yahoo’s Network Division. As EVP of Yahoo, he led a team of over 3,000 employees, managing products reaching over 500 million consumers.
He has worked at Warner Bros. as Vice President of Warner Bros. Online, developing its initial business plan. This year i.e., 2014Weiner was recognized by LinkedIn employees via Glassdoor’s annual survey as among “the top 10 CEOs at U.S. Tech Companies”.
Jeff Bezos – Amazon.com
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos is founder and CEO of Amazon.com and an American business magnate and investor. All under his guidance, Amazon.com became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a top model for Internet sales. Washington newspaper has been purchased by the Bezos in the year 2013 expanding his business merchandise. After realising the rapid growth and scope of the internet he left the job planning to start up an online merchandise of all human needs along the way to Seattle. Amazon’s added $6.5 million net worth shares and its shares jumped to 55% in the year 2011.
Steve Ballmer – MICROSOFT
Steven Anthony “Steve” Ballmer is an American businessman who was the CEO of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Steve Ballmer joinedMicrosoft in June 1980 and was the 30thwas employee. As of 2014, his personal wealth is estimated at $20.7 billion, ranking number 32 on the Forbes 400. It was announced on August 23, 2013, that he would step down as Microsoft’s CEO within 12 months. On February 4, 2014, Ballmer retired as CEO and was succeeded by SatyaNadella; Ballmer resigned from the Board of Directors on Aug 19, 2014 to prepare for teaching a new class and for the start of the NBA season. On May 29, 2014, Ballmer placed a bid of $2 billion to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).He officially became the Clippers owner on August 12, 2014.
Ballmer was the second person to become a billionaire in U.S. dollars based on stock options received as an employee of a corporation, in which he was neither a founder nor a relative of a founder. Source: Forbes.com
Larry Page – GOOGLE
Lawrence “Larry” Pageis an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google alongside Sergey Brinand CEO of the most powerful company on the Internet today. As of 2014, Page’s personal wealth is estimated to be US$32.3 billion, ranking him number 19 on the Forbes list of billionaires. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google’s stock. Page also sits on the Board of Directors of Google.Page is also an active investor in alternative energy companies, such as Tesla Motors.
Jack Dorsey – Twitter
Jack Dorsey is an American web developer and businessman widely known as a co-founder and co-creator of Twitter-the biggest micro blogging site on the Internet, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company which made a lot of noise during 2012 after raising one of the biggest rounds of funding from the Venture Capital industry. Twitter has millions of users using its application every month and with over 1.6 billion search queries per day.In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the “Innovator of the Year Award” for technology
Tim Armstrong – AOL
Timothy M. “Tim” Armstrong is CEO and Chairman of AOL Inc. Armstrong sits on the boards of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Advertising Council, and the Advertising Research Foundation, and is a trustee at Connecticut College and Lawrence Academy. He was also a founder of the United Football League and is the owner of the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League.
On behalf of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he chaired Media.NYC.2020, which reviewed the future of the global media industry, the implications for NYC, and suggested actionable next steps for the NYC government.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. Source: Forbes.com
Virginia Marie Rometty – IBM
Virginia Marie “Ginni” Romettyis an American business executive. She is first woman to be a Chairwoman and CEO of IBM.She has been named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for eight consecutive years, ranking #1 for 2012, and she was ranked tenth on Forbes magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” in 2014. She serves on the committee of the most powerful schools like Columbia Business School and Northwestern University.
Tim COOK – APPLE
Timothy Donald “Tim” Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Worldwide Operations—he also served as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Worldwide Sales and Operations—and was Chief Operating Officer (COO) until he was named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, when he succeeded Steve Jobs. Tim Cook is highest paid CEO in the world and serves as the board of directors of Nike, Inc. and the National Football Foundation.
Being a CEO of Apple he is the decision maker in the company that as human as inspired and overturned the mode of using technology. Tim Cook’s potentiality is yet to be ascertained as a successor of Steve Jobs, true genius of technology.
Pete Cashmore – Mashable
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. Source: Forbes.com