Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has landed the top spot on Vanity Fair’s annual New Establishment list, which ranks movers and shakers across different industries.
Unsurprisingly, tech ruled this year. Zuckerberg not only leads the pack, but also trumps a number of other Valley bigwigs including Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (No. 2), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (No. 3) and Apple’s Tim Cook and Jony Ive (tied at No. 4).
“No company in history has ever achieved the scale of Facebook, which now reaches nearly 1.5 billion total users,” Vanity Fair explained of their choice. “Nor has there ever been a mogul quite like Zuckerberg. He rules, with near omnipotence, over Silicon Valley’s grandest empire, and remains eager for more.”
At the tender age of 31, Zuck is the youngest person to ever snag the top spot on their list, Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter noted, but it’s with good reason. Facebook is already the second most-trafficked website in the U.S. and worldwide, but its CEO wants even more.
The social network introduced Instant Articles, an initiative that has Facebook hosting optimized content from publishers including the New York Times, NBC, BuzzFeed, BBC News and the Guardian. And while Facebook already has 1.5 billion users, Facebook is on a quest to bring the Internet to emerging markets with Internet.org.
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