Jobs is credited with salvaging Apple from near-bankruptcy, and subsequently turning it into the most valuable tech company in the world. He is also described as having radically altered four different industries: music through iTunes, animated movies via Pixar, telecoms by way of the iPhone, and computers as a whole via the iPad.
Who even comes close? Aside from Apple’s success, the most obvious point in Jobs’ favor is that the smartest move other tech CEOs can make is to try copying whatever Apple does.
Jobs’ grip at the top of the list is so tight he should occupy the first five positions.