The Golden Age Of Geek Is Here: Vanity Fair's New Establishment List

by Mara Siegler · September 1, 2011

    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.

    1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook 2. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google 3. Jeff Bezos, Amazon 4. Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive, Apple 5. Jack Dorsey, Square, Twitter Jack Dorsey, [Via]

    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

    10. Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg L.P. 11. Dick Costolo, Twitter 12. Mark Pincus, Zynga 13. Jim Breyer, Accel Partners 14. Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Graham King, Movies Johnny Depp, Tim Burton [Via]

    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]

    43. Ashton Kutcher, actor, investor 44. Tyler Perry, director, producer, writer, actor 45. Dennis Crowley, Foursquare

    46. Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe 47. Daniel Ek, Spotify 48. Henry Blodget, Business Insider 49. Mikael Hed, Niklas Hed, and Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio 50. Justin Timberlake, singer, actor

    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.