So I just (gracefully) stumbled onto this article about Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List. The luxury lifestyle magazine is traditionally dedicated to Hollywood celebrity profiles and the occasional political scandal. But there appears to be a shift to “Who’s Hot” these days. Apparently the core of the “bucaneering visionaries” in this Top 100 list are leaders in tech who originate here in the Bay Area (surprise surprise). And Number One on the list is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg!
Power women are also represented such as, but not limited to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Natalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter, and Angela Ahrendts of Burberry. I was fortunate to hear Marc Benioff of Salesforce interview Angela Ahrendts live yesterday at the Dreamforce keynote and I can understand why she matters. (more on her and Dreamforce in another post).
Tech is so relevant today so it is no surprise that these technology gods & goddesses are the new celebrities. The Bay Area is the New Hollywood.
Here’s the Top 10 and the link to the article. If the link doesn’t work just Google Vanity Fair or something. I’m slow that way. Sorry.
1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
2. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google
3. Jeff Bezos, Amazon
4. Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive, Apple
5. Jack Dorsey, Square, Twitter
6. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
7. Reed Hastings, Netflix
8. John Lasseter, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios
9. Lady Gaga, singer
10. Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg L.P.