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Zuckerberg Crowned 'New Caesar' by Vanity Fair, Tops List of 100 Most Influential

mark zuckerbergVanity Fair will bow to Silicon Valley in its October issue, which will see the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Lo and behold, Mark Zuckerberg takes the number one spot: "This year Vanity Fair anoints Zuck as our new Caesar. He rules from the imperial capital of Palo Alto, California, the Rome of our nascent millennium."

Although VF kind of glosses over all of the privacy issues and lawsuits facing the new Caesar (a comparison which, we must point out, is full of back-stabby inference), we have to admit that Facebook's reach does extend even beyond Apple's. And that's probably why Steve Jobs gets the dubious honor of being ranked number two on VF's list, behind the 26-year-old enfant terrible whom he probably served to inspire. But Zuckerberg did one-up Jobs in Hollywood, at least, getting his own contentious biopic that wasn't just made for TV.

The third spot on the list goes to Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt -- the Three Witches of Google to Jobs's Macbeth. Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Oracle's Larry Ellison, and Twitter's Evan Williams and Biz Stone also make the top ten. Check out the full list of Vanity Fair's most influential people here.

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