Fortune named Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg 2016's Businessperson of the Year.
Mark Zuckerberg has willed into being a global phenomenon. Facebook is a nearly 16,000-employee media powerhouse worth $350 billion and also an advertising-technology juggernaut on track for annual revenues of $27 billion in 2016 and gaudy profits of $7 billion. Its core product has almost 1.8 billion users, and Zuckerberg has shrewdly assembled a portfolio of properties to buttress Facebook.
An examination of Zuckerberg’s management approach reveals that his success rests on three pillars: his unique ability to look into the future, his otherworldly consistency, and the business discipline he has nurtured in an industry quite often enamored with bright, shiny objects.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was rated 11th.
While making up the rating the Fortune considered the finance indicators of the companies, their strategies, vision and businesses' impact on the world.