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Steve Jobs tops CNBC's list of 25 most influential people in the last 25 years

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Saying that the late Apple CEO "seized his chance to change the world," financial news network CNBC on Tuesday chose Steve Jobs to cap their list of 25 business leaders and cultural icons that have most profoundly influenced the world over the last quarter century.



According to CNBC, the list -- chosen as part of the networks's 25th anniversary celebration -- is made up of "people who have had the greatest influence, sparked the biggest changes and created the most disruption in business" since its launch in 1989. The list was revealed Tuesday morning and will be featured in a one-hour special aired on the network at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time tonight.

"Pioneer. Innovator. Tastemaker. Genius. Steve Jobs transformed the way we think about technology -- and the apple," CNBC declares in a video vignette explaining Jobs's inclusion. "Growing up in Silicon Valley, Jobs became the oddest fusion of California's engineering and hippie cultures."

Jobs is one of a number of tech industry veterans to make the list, which also includes Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates; the Google triumvirate of Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt; Amazon chief Jeff Bezos; Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg; Jobs confidante and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison; and former eBay and current HP CEO Meg Whitman.

Tuesday's honor from CNBC is one of many posthumously bestowed upon Jobs since his death in 2011. Most recently, the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to feature Jobs on a collectible stamp slated for release in 2015.
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Clearly it depends on which field of human endeavor you look at. By effecting the human race with technology Steve has to be up there near the top.
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So in times like 2014, are we gonna have 3:4 or 2.732:6 video format at CNBC or others,
and maybe served via what...Silverlining or RealPlayer, for a change?
or something else proprietary and unnecessary.
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The conclusion of the video was a little uncertain that in a 100 years SJ will be remembered for the those things they mentioned, especially with Samsung, Google, and Microsoft trying to rewrite history by bashing Steve's Apple and taking his credit.
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post #5 of 13

How about in the 20th and 21st centuries!

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STEVE Jobs lives forever!

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Really miss him!
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Yes Bill, eternally N°2 .....

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that aspect ratio is wacked

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So in times like 2014, are we gonna have 3:4 or 2.732:6 video format at CNBC or others,
and maybe served via what...Silverlining or RealPlayer, for a change?
or something else proprietary and unnecessary.

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greatest ceo/leader ever!
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Bullshit ! I don't buy either the Cultism nor do I buy the context and conclusion.

 

In very many respects he was visionary .. and in others a sociopath. A lasting positive effect on humanity is really not to be seen. 

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A lasting positive effect on humanity is really not to be seen. 

 

You’re completely insane.

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Steve Jobs.

 

He changed the world for the better. Because of him and Tim Cook, Apple's greatest days are still ahead of it. I miss him.

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