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Steve Jobs named CEO of the Decade

December 8, 2010: 6:14 AM ET

Citation compares him to Thomas Edison, Alexander Bell and Walt Disney

Photo: Reuters via MarketWatch

"For the Apple faithful," writes MarketWatch's Russ Britt, "the decade was a virtual orgy of technological wonderment... Investors who plunked down $1,000 on Apple stock at the end of 2000 would have seen it grow to nearly $43,000 by the end of the decade."

For those reasons and more, Apple's (AAPL) CEO has been named MarketWatch's CEO of the Decade.

MarketWatch is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Jones, which in turn is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (NWS).

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Editor, Apple 2.0, Fortune

Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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