Zuckerberg ranks 4th in Businessperson of Year list

Facebook founder joins other Jewish entrepreneurs in Fortune's 2010 list which includes CEO of Kraft Foods who ranked 23rd out of 50.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 22, 2010 20:01
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has been ranked fourth in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2010, making him the highest ranking Jew in the list of 50.

The highest ranking Jewish woman on the list was Irene Rosenfield, CEO of Kraft Foods, who came in at 23rd on the list.

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The highest ranking Israeli on the list was former IDF general Shlomo Yanai, CEO of the Teva Pharmaceutical company, who ranked number 20 on the list.  The reported claimed that the Israel-based company now accounts for 22% of all generic-drug sales in the US and has been steadily adding to its portfolio, including a pending deal for Merck's Theramex unit.

Other notable Jewish businesspeople who made it into the top 50 are Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, who ranked 28 and Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, who came in at 41 on the list.


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