Vanity Fair has released its annual list of America's biggest power players and it's the Golden Age of The Geek. While typing away on the computer for hours used to be the dorky thing to do, three piece suits and ties have been thrown by the wayside to make way for sandles with socks, and hoodies. A total of 26 Silicon Valley types made the list.
Coming in at number one is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, for the second year in a row, followed by a number of tech heavy hitters. See who else made it on.
6. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz 7. Reed Hastings, Netflix 8. John Lasseter, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios 9. Lady Gaga, singer Lady Gaga
15. Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital 16. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter 17. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park 18. Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners, LinkedIn 19. Herb Allen III, Allen & Co. 20. Judd Apatow, Apatow Productions 21. Jay-Z, Roc Nation 22. Todd Phillips, Green Hat Films 23. Yuri Milner, DST Global 24. J. J. Abrams, writer, director, producer 25. Robin Li, Baidu 26. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook 27. Andrew Mason, Groupon 28. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, television 29. Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson, Leverage 30. Angela Ahrendts and Christopher Bailey, Burberry 31. Elon Musk, Tesla Motors, Space X 32. Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter Group 33. Paul Graham, Y Combinator 34. Sean Parker, entrepreneur
Sean Parker [Via]
35. Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, Flatiron Partners 36. Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Clarium Capital Management 37. Peter Jackson, Wingnut Films 38. Ryan Kavanaugh, Relativity Media 39. Mike Allen, Politico 40. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, All Things D 41. John Hennessy, Stanford University 42. Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp
Jeremy Stoppelman [Via]
Media and entertainment moguls are ranked on a separate list this year, called “The Powers That Be." There is also a Hall of Fame list, full of those whose influence, barring anything major, isn't going anywhere. It's basically, The Old Establishment List.