Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple was named “Smartest CEO in Tech” by Fortune Magazine, which published a list of ‘50 smartest people in tech’. The magazine said, “He is a visionary, a micromanager and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays.” The survey drew upon 100 advisers and experts for nominations in ten different categories, who were then evaluated based on their perceived intelligence as well as their impact over recent time frames.
This is not the first accolade for Jobs’ performance at Apple. Earlier, Barron’s described the company’s co-founder as ‘the world’s most valuable CEO’ in naming Jobs to a list of the 30 most respected CEOs. In addition, other prominent persons on the list were Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Netscape’s Marc Andreessen. Matching Jobs’ performance, Apple’s Jony Ive also claimed the top spot in the “smartest designer” category.