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Apple CEO Tim Cook is ranked 11th on Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List, its annual ranking of the top 100 so-called Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. Cook's profile was rather nondescript about him personally, instead focusing on Apple's recent battle with the FBI over its refusal to unlock an iPhone belonging to a San Bernardino shooter.

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Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, who oversees Apple Music, iCloud, the iTunes Store, and other services, was also named to the list at 54th. Cue is mentioned as being an "increasingly important part of Apple's future."
Cue, whose domain includes content, Internet software, and services, is widely believed to be an increasingly important part of Apple's future--pushing the company into music-themed programming and other forms of content. Apple recently acquired a television series based on "Carpool Karaoke," the popular brainchild of James Corden (No. 80).
Other notable company-related figures that made the cut include Disney CEO and Apple board member Bob Iger, 4th, former Apple investor Carl Icahn, 42nd, and Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs, 73rd.
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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
One of the world's richest women (net worth: approximately $17 billion), Steve Jobs's widow is pouring her wealth into Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization that, like Priscilla Chan's (No. 60), is structured as a limited-liability corporation.

DISPLAY OF VULCAN CHESS MASTERY
Powell objected to the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs movie (and to the Walter Isaacson book on which it was based), but she needn't have bothered: the film flopped with moviegoers.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos topped the list, helping the online retailer turn five consecutive profitable quarters, followed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Iger, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, Didi Chuxing's Jean Liu and Cheng Wei, and Beyoncé. The Kardashians rounded off the list at 100th.

Article Link: Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Named to Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List
 

Rogifan

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Tim and Jony used to be top 3. Now he's at 11. But Larry Page dropped way down too and Sergey Brin isn't on the list. These lists are stupid anyway. Only people that are about them are the ones on the list or trying to get on it.
 
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Tim Cook defending our civil rights is HIGHLY ADMIRABLE and I give him a lot of credit for that.

But this was, as far as I can tell, the only positive contribution of Tim Cook for Apple and us customers. Noteworthy not an entirely unselfish one, made out of pure generosity. . .
 
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Gasu E.

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What exactly does this list mean? I'm sorry but it's so full of "whatever" to me. Rich people. Wow. End the misery and suffering of cancer and Alzheimer's and then I'll be impressed.

Well, you could actually click on the links and find out, as it's amply explained. I actually clicked myself, but I'm too mean and selfish to share my findings with you.
 
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Too much to say about Musk. They mostly talked about Tesla with a brief mention of SolarCity, and couldn't fit in anything about SpaceX, the Hyperloop, or OpenAI.

This whole list seems kind of shallow and pointless. By devoting the same amount of space to everyone, they've somehow made it seem as if the Kardashians are in the same league as Musk.
 
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Footage of Eddy at Apple headquarters when he read the news:
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All cuban credentials have been stripped from Eddie after that. I cannot believe he has no clue how to dance salsa, I thought we were all born dancing. Must be the Apple distortion field that is affecting him.
 
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Johnny907

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Tim edged out by Beyonce...she's pretty influential.
Is she? What has she influenced lately, and just how badly is Tidal crashing and burning right now?
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Tim Cook defending our civil rights is HIGHLY ADMIRABLE and I give him a lot of credit for that.

But this was, as far as I can tell, the only positive contribution of Tim Cook for Apple and us customers. Noteworthy not an entirely unselfish one, made out of pure generosity. . .
You mean the same Tim Cook that admitted sharing iMessage data with the authorities recently? Don't kid yourself, Emm, that business with the terrorist iPhone 5c was more about protecting Apple's ecosystem than our civil liberties.
 
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