Apples' co-founder Steve Jobs 'most valuable,' lists Barron's

Barron's released its annual list of the 30 "most respected" chief executives across the world has named Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the most valuable of all, noting that "America could use 1,000 more like him." "Probably the world's most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his […]

Barron's released its annual list of the 30 "most respected" chief executives across the world has named Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the most valuable of all, noting that "America could use 1,000 more like him." "Probably the world's most valuable CEO is Steve Jobs of Apple, as shown by stock dips on news of his medical problems," the report said. "Apple recently hit a record, with a market value topping $200 billion, a reflection of the Street's confidence that a healthy Jobs (at least from what we can tell) continues to keep Apple ahead of the game. Jobs likely accounts for $25 billion or more of Apple's market value." It said any list of the most respected CEOs must start with Jobs, whose "cinematic" return to the company from which he founded saw him "triumphantly rescue" it from the brink of death. "The Mac was and remains brilliant, but it was just the beginning," the report said. "With the iPod, iPhone, iTunes and the App Store, Apple has forced dramatic changes in the music, movie and wireless businesses. With the iPad and the iBookstore, he's taking on the rest of the content industry, including textbooks, bestsellers and newspapers."

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