Steve Jobs has emerged as the first in the list of '50 smartest people in tech'. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt, Alibaba Group CEO Jack Ma and Dendreon CEO Mitch Gold lag behind as runners-up in the 'smartest CEO' category.
"Jobs is a pop culture icon like no other business executive. He is a visionary, a micromanager and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays," reported the magazine.
"When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after a 12 year exile, the company was close to bankruptcy. Thirteen years later, it has a market cap of $ 250 billion and is the world's most valuable tech company, transforming whole industries along the way," magazine added.
Other prominent persons in the list were Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Netscape's Marc Andreessen.