Zuckerberg tops New Establishment list for second straight year
This year’s New Establishment list identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs—“The Age of Information gives way to a burgeoning Age of Technology,” as Graydon Carter puts it. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the inescapable social-networking site Facebook, maintains his perch at the top of the 17th annual New Establishment List for the second year in a row. With a possible I.P.O. on the horizon by 2012, which could value the company anywhere between $50 and $100 billion, Facebook has enough clout to worry even the unshakable Google. Zuckerberg is still the youngest person ever to top the list.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders—of Google are in the No. 2 spot, closing in on Zuckerberg as they jump up one spot, from No. 3 in 2010. Eric Schmidt, who appeared on the list last year with the duo, has since been pushed out of the C.E.O’s office, replaced by Page.