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Steve Jobs Named 'World's Most Valuable CEO'

It's a well-known fact that Apple shares are extremely sensitive to news about CEO Steve Jobs. Is almost seems as though the minute Steve Jobs is photographed looking a bit peaky, Apple shares start to drop.

Barron's recently released its annual list of the 30 most respected CEOs in the world and among them was Steve Jobs. According to AppleInsider, the financial magazine said any list of respected CEOs must start with Steve Jobs. Barron's goes on to say Jobs' "cinematic return" to Apple "triumphantly rescued" the company and "America could use 1,000 more like him."

"Probably the world's most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his medical problems. 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."

A third of the CEOs on the list represent technology companies and aside from Steve Jobs, RIM CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis were listed, credited with "starting the BlackBerry obsession." Amazon CEO, Jeffrey Bezos; Head of Netflix, Reed Hastings; Mark Hurd, CEO of HP; Fujio Mitarai from Canon; IBM's Samuel Palmisano; Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle; John Chambers, Cisco; and Ma Huanteng from Tencent.

  • Shadow703793
    Steve Jobs? Respected? Not in my world. He's a complete d**** imo. America would be WORE off with 1000x more Steve Jobs....
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  • Lunarion
    oh yes let's have millions more kids who think they're so cool with their overpriced I-items
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  • pdi180
    I would Say Ford CEO Mullaly should be the top of this list. The only American Auto Maker to not file bankruptcy and not take money from U.S. and turn a profit for the first time in about a decade. I love this guy. Today Ford is paying paying down $3 out of its $31 billion debt. Doesn't hurt that my F stock is up 450% since I bought.
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  • warezme
    There is no such thing as a valuable CEO. If we could harvest his organs for dying third world children he might have some value. Even then I would think he is to old for that.
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  • ehanger
    steve ballmer is more valuable than jobs
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  • imspecial
    pdi180I would Say Ford CEO Mullaly should be the top of this list. The only American Auto Maker to not file bankruptcy and not take money from U.S. and turn a profit for the first time in about a decade. I love this guy. Today Ford is paying paying down $3 out of its $31 billion debt. Doesn't hurt that my F stock is up 450% since I bought.You know what... As soon as I got done reading your comment, I looked at one of the ads and it's a Chevy ad saying "May the best car win." How ironic is that? Haha!
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  • sliem
    The WORLD's? oh cmon. Have you REALLY researched every single CEO in the world? Where's the proof?
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  • frozenlead
    +1 for the Ford CEO. That's exactly who I thought of reading the headline.
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  • gwellin
    Yea, and Obama also won the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm now hoping I might win the Pulitzer prize for writing this comment.
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  • dargon_supreme
    pdi180I would Say Ford CEO Mullaly should be the top of this list. The only American Auto Maker to not file bankruptcy and not take money from U.S. and turn a profit for the first time in about a decade. I love this guy. Today Ford is paying paying down $3 out of its $31 billion debt. Doesn't hurt that my F stock is up 450% since I bought.
    Hum... So his company has a debt of $31 billion... I don´t think it is good!
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