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Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams have been named to TIME’s list of The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now

Behind Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook is 4th on Time’s list of the 20 most influential people in Tech right now. According to the magazine, Cook has a “nearly unmatched influence over the technology world” as head of the world’s most valuable company ($750 billion).

 

From the Sauce:

 

“As CEO of Apple, one of the world’s most valuable brands, Tim Cook has nearly unmatched influence over the technology world. Anything Apple does is bound to be copied by a seemingly endless number of rivals, meaning his choices will reverberate far beyond One Infinite Loop. Today, Apple is rumored to be experimenting with everything from advanced artificial intelligence to augmented reality and self-driving vehicles. Given Apple’s role as tastemaker extraordinaire, how Cook decides to move forward with any one of these projects will shape the future of the consumer technology landscape.”

 

Pretty snazzy write up, no?

 

Jeff Williams, as COO of Apple, ranked 17th for his “no small task” of overseeing Apple’s entire supply chain since 2010 as Cook’s second in command.

 

The rest of the list is as follows:

1 Elon Musk ( CEO, Tesla & SpaceX)

2 Jeff Bezos (CEO, Amazon)

3 Mark Zuckerberg ( CEO, Facebook)

4 Tim Cook (CEO, Apple)

5 Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google)

6 Evan Spiegel (Co-founder & CEO, Snap. Inc)

7 Mary Barra (CEO, General Motors)

8 Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)

9 Susan Wojcicki (CEO, YouTube)

10 Andrew Jassy (Amazon VP)

11 Ajit Pai (FCC Chairman)

12 Demis Hassabis, (cofounder and CEO of Google-owned A.I. firm DeepMind)

13 John Giannandrea (Head of Search, Google)

14 Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber)

15 Ginni Rometty (CEO, IBM)

16 Cheng Wei & Jean Liu (Didi Chuxing)

17 Jeff Williams (COO, Apple)

18 Anthony Levandowski (Key figure in  the future of the autonomous vehicle industry)

19 Del Harvey (Twitter’s head of Trust & Safety)

20 Terry Myerson (Microsoft)