Although Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono
share the spotlight in Time magazine’s “Persons of the Year” award, Apple CEO
Steve Jobs was also recognized in the “People Who Mattered” section.
“If you could read this man’s mind, you would see the future,” Time writes of Jobs. “He has sold more than 18 million iPods this year, more than doubled Apple’s stock price (to an all-time high) and put Desperate Housewives in your pocket. Jobs’ thoughts tend to become our reality. What will he think of next?”
Jobs joins a diverse group of business leaders, politicians, entertainers and athletes on this year’s “People Who Mattered” list. Others honored include New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, teenaged golf wunderkind Michelle Wie and Google founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt.