Beyonce, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and More Music and Tech Leaders Make Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List
Apple CEO Tim Cook just missed the top ten of Vanity Fair's annual New Establishment list of "Silicon Valley hotshots, Hollywood moguls, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons." Landing at No. 11 this year, Cook is joined on the list by Apple svp Eddy Cue at No. 54 and numerous other influencers from singer Adele to Spotify's Daniel Ek.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is ranked No. 1 by the magazine, which lists his conquests as "Landing re-usable space rockets, turning The Washington Post into a digital juggernaut, overtaking Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, and getting a cameo in the latest Star Trek tent pole." Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg follows at No. 2, though VF dings him for recent setbacks in India. At No. 3 is Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, followed by Disney's Bob Iger at No. 4 and SpaceX man Elon Musk rounding out the top five.
The rest of the top ten includes Netflix's Reed Hastings, Uber's Travis Kalanick, News Corp's Rupert Murdoch, Didi Chuxing's Jean Liu and Cheng Wei. For its No. 10, Vanity Fair chose Beyonce, whose "surprise hour-long visual album, Lemonade, debuted this spring on HBO and was all anyone under 30 spoke about for weeks afterward."
Check out highlights from the rest of the list:
11. Tim Cook, Apple
"Owing, in part, to the stagnation of its watch product, Apple derives nearly 60 percent of its revenue from the iPhone—a chilling reality given the predicted decline in phone sales and innovation in coming years. Hence the company’s expansion and reboot of services such as Apple Music."
13. Larry Page, Alphabet (Google)
14. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook
16. Jack Ma, Alibaba
17. John Malone, Liberty Media
18. Taylor Swift
“Swift’s 1989 tour, which drew guests ranging from Julia Roberts to Justin Timberlake, raked in $200 million in North America, breaking the Rolling Stones’ previous record."
19. Peter Thiel, Gawker slayer and co-founder of PayPal
22. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
23. Sundar Pichai, Google
24. Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz
29. Ma Huateng, Tencent
35. Amy Schumer
46. Michael Rapino, Live Nation
He prefers Tidal over other streaming services.
54. Eddy Cue, Apple
"Cue 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."
66. Susan Wojcicki, YouTube
“Wojcicki’s advertising mastery may have blinded her to other revenue opportunities for YouTube. She launched a $10-a-month YouTube subscription service in October 2015, timing even she admits was too late.”
69. Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square
“Twitter is a mess.”
77. Palmer Luckey, Oculus VR
80. James Corden, host of The Late Late Show
87. Daniel Ek, Spotify
“It has been a tough go for all music-streaming services, Spotify included. Royalties and fees to artists are eating into profits, while some musicians, such as Taylor Swift (No. 18), still refuse to make their albums available to the platform.”
88. Lei Jun, of Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi
99. Scooter Braun, School Boy Records