San Francisco, Nov 6: Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has been named CEO of the decade on Thursday, Nov 5, by Fortune magazine.
The magazine report surveyed Job's achievements since he returned to Apple in 1997 after being ousted from the company he founded.
According to the report, it took him several years to get the company back in shape. Even as he introduced his long-term digital lifestyle strategy and the revolutionary iTunes software and music player in 2000, the company was facing bankruptcy.
It now has 34,000 employees and is valued at over $170 billion. He is the largest shareholder in the entertainment conglomerate.
"It's often noted that he's a showman, a born salesman, a magician who creates a famed reality-distortion field, a tyrannical perfectionist," the report added.