Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Jeff Bezos

Age: 48
Occupation: Chairman, president and CEO,

The man who got his start selling books on the Internet continues to reinvent Amazon at a rapid clip, keeping it at the forefront of new technology trends. Other than Apple, it's the only company that has assembled a comprehensive marketplace for digital content: e-books, streaming video, digital music and apps. That's a big reason its $200 Kindle Fire tablet, unveiled by Bezos with Apple-esque hoopla in September 2011, is the most formidable iPad alternative to date.