Now making $2.7 billion in capital available for start-ups, this one-time Web browser pioneer bets on companies like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Who are the top movers and shakers in tech and business? They include a one-time Web superstar turned start-up investor; a social media strategist with serious political chops; and an inventor who's stirring a viral sensation with his robot. There's also a fitness fanatic who replaced a late legend of innovation, and the first-ever woman CEO of what could be the biggest tech company of all time. They're among those recently named as one of "Time" magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." These individuals represent a wide range of fields: politics, world affairs, entertainment and sports, as well as technology and business. Because there's so much subjectivity involved, lists like this can sometimes inspire groans of dissent. (New York Knick Jeremy Lin – who seems "over" now that he's been injured – made the cut.) That said, it would be difficult to argue that the following 10 individuals (listed in alphabetical order) haven't made a significant impact in industry – especially within tech. To see the complete list of 100 influencers, click here
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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