updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon May 7, 2007
Jobs makes TIME 100 List
Apple's chief executive has made The TIME 100 for the third time. The much adored CEO of Apple is now a media mogul with unprecedented influence -- by leveraging Apple's industry leading iTunes -- in the music and media industries. Listed among the "Builder's & Titans", Jobs is ranked No. 95 and is lauded for the upcoming revolutionary iPhone, Apple TV, skyrocketing Mac marketshare, and his leadership role in the evolution of DRM-free music, and more. Jobs was ranked No. 11 in the online reader poll, behind the likes of Rain, Stephen Colbert, Sanjaya Malakar, Kiefer Sutherland (most recently of 24 fame), and U2's Bono.
"Steve Jobs has been on this list before—in 2004 and 2005, to be specific—but somehow it's never the same Jobs from one year to the next. He has been Jobs the visionary founder, notably at Apple and Pixar. He has done time as Jobs the exile and even as Jobs the failure. Now he has a new role: Jobs the mogul. Clearly he knows how to innovate from the bottom and from the outside. Can he do it from the top?"