These are the 20 most influential people in technology
Time magazine named the most acclaimed figures in the category
As every year, Time magazine launched its ranking of influential people in different fields. These are the most recognized figures in the area of technology according to the publication:
1. Elon Musk
Leading the list is the South African businessman, co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Hyperloop, SolarCity, The Boring Company and OpenAI.
Currently, Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, the president of SolarCity and the co-president of OpenAI. Named the 21st most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine in December last year, its fortune is valued at 13.9 billion dollars.
2. Jeff Bezos
Engineer, businessman and US investor, known as the founder, president, and CEO of Amazon .com, which is retailing in the world’s largest online.
With an estimated equity of 80.5 billion dollars, Bezos is currently the third richest person in the world.
Programmer and American businessman famous for being the creator and CEO of Facebook, the world’s most popular social network with more than 1.94 million active users per month.
Last year, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people. Its net worth is estimated at 58.6 billion dollars.
4. Tim Cook
Business executive, industrial engineer and US developer, known for being the current CEO of Apple Inc.: He also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc. and the National Football Foundation.
Cook has Apple shares worth $ 120 million. In March 2015, he said that before dying he plans to donate all his fortune to charity.
5. Sundar Pichai
Indian-American business executive, CEO of Google since 2015: Pichai has led innovation efforts for a suite of software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, in addition to being largely responsible for Google Drive.
6. Evan Spiegel
American businessman, co-founder and CEO of technology and social media company Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat Inc.)
7. Mary Barra
Executive Director of the US automobile, truck and engine company General Motors Company. Barra has held the position since January 2014, becoming the first female CEO of one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.
8. Satya Nadella
Electrical engineer, computer scientist and administrator of Indian-American companies: He has been the CEO of Microsoft since February 2014.
9. Susan Wojcicki
A US technology executive, she is the current CEO of YouTube. Previously, Wojcicki was Google’s first marketing manager.
10. Andrew Jassy
Since April last year, Jassy is the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud computing services platform.
11. Ajit Pai
President of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States and former Associate Legal Counsel of Verizon Communications Inc. Pai is the first Indian-American to hold the position.
12. Demis Hassabis
Researcher of artificial intelligence and neuroscientific: He is the co-founder of DeepMind Technologies, a British artificial intelligence company founded in 2010 that was acquired by Google in 2014.
13. John Giannandrea
Head of Search at Google Inc. since February 2016. Until then, Giannandrea had served as an executive in the machine learning sector of the company.
14. Travis Kalanick
Programmer and American businessman: In 2009, Kalanick founded Uber transport Network Company.
15. Ginni Rometty
American businesswoman currently serving as president and chief executive officer of IBM: She has been listed by Fortune magazine as the “50 Most Powerful Women in the Business World” for seven consecutive years.
16. Cheng Wei & Jean Liu
Wei (CEO) and Liu (chairman) are leading Didi Chuxing, China’s largest transportation company, which provides rental vehicles and taxis through mobile applications.
17. Jeff Williams
Chief Operating Officer of Apple Inc. since 2015: In 2007, he played a major role in Apple’s entry into the mobile phone market with the launch of the iPhone.
18. Anthony Levandowski
American automotive engineer, founder of Otto Truck Company: In 2007, Levandowski joined Google to work on its Google Street View feature.
19. From Harvey
Vice President of trust and security of Twitter: Harvey deals with combating spam, harassment, child exploitation and threats of rape or murder on the social network.
20. Terry Myerson
Myerson is the executive vice president of the Windows and Devices group at Microsoft. He led software and engineering teams behind Microsoft Exchange and Windows Phone, and led the development of Windows 10.