Facebook CEO Named Business Person of the Year for 2016

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Business Person of the Year for 2016 by Fortune magazine, for his vision for growth and the ability to achieve it (via CNET). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos came in at second place for dominating e-commerce and for breaking new ground by developing products such as the Amazon Echo, while Ulta Beauty’s Mary Dillon took the third spot.

“This year, that process led us inevitably to a man who is only 32 years old, but has built a powerhouse company worth $375 billion with $22 billion in profits and close to 1.8 billion users: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. His meteoric rise says something about the world in which we live – increasingly tied to the social networks at our fingertips – and also about the world of business, where digital companies can reach massive scale almost overnight”.

Other names from the tech industry in Fortune’s top 10 include Alphabet’s Larry Page, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang. Apple CEO Tim Cook came in at No. 11 this year.

You can check out the full Business Person of the Year list for 2016 at this link.

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