The 15 Most Admired People In Tech Among IT Professionals, 2016

The 15 Most Admired People In Tech Among IT Professionals, 2016

It won’t surprise you to know that Microsoft’s Bill Gates is the most admired person in tech among IT professionals, followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk. As part of the process, we asked full-time employees working for large tech companies to list their favorite person, executive, or entrepreneur in tech industry.

1. Bill Gates
Title: Cochair and trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2. Jeff Bezos
Title: CEO, Amazon.com

3. Elon Musk
Title: CEO, Tesla and SpaceX

4. Satya Nadella
Title: CEO, Microsoft

5. Larry Page
Title: Co-founder of Google Inc., CEO of Alphabet Inc

“The empires of the future,” Winston Churchill once said, “are the empires of the mind.” Those words have never held more weight.

The 15 Most Admired People In Tech Among IT professionals, 2016

RankNameVotes
1Bill Gates405
2Jeff Bezos386
3Elon Musk374
4Satya Nadella362
5Larry Page356
6Mark Zuckerberg348
7Marissa Mayer337
8Sundar Pichai314
9Marc Benioff312
10Steve Ballmer307
11Larry Ellison301
12Jack Ma289
13Jack Dorsey281
14Tim cook274
15Sheryl Sandberg263

15 Most Admired People In Tech Among IT Professionals, 2016

About the Survey:
The survey was developed and conducted by CEOWORLD Magazine and includes responses from more than 4,909 IT professionals.

Methodology:
The 2016 CEOWORLD Magazine survey reflects the opinions of 4,909 full-time employees working for large tech companies. The reports were fielded in May and June 2016. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 4,909 respondents is plus or minus 1.6 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

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