Apple CEO Steve Jobs places second in MarketWatch Readers’ Choice CEO of the Year

The MarketWatch Readers’ Choice CEO of the Year contest was open to voting between Nov. 13 and Dec. 5.

The results, in order of votes received:
1. Ramesh Pandey is the chief executive officer and founder of Xechem International Inc. Xechem International, based in New Jersey and with 15 employees, is the holding company which owns all the capital stock of Xechem Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company currently engaged in the research, development and limited production of niche generic and proprietary drugs from natural sources.

2. Steve Jobs, Apple Computer
3. Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
4. James Sinegal, Costco Wholesale Corp.
5. John Chambers, Cisco Systems Inc.
6. Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard Co.
7. Richard Wagoner, General Motors Corp.
8. Matthew Ferguson,
9. John Mack, Morgan Stanley
10. Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Co.

Those are the readers’ picks above. The MarrketWatch CEO of the Year for 2006 is Walt Disney Co.’s Robert Iger.

Full article here.
A travesty.

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  1. Steve Jobs is second to none.

    Did anyone notice what XKEM stock shot up in a frenzy of trading on the news Ramesh Pandey won the honor? The stock is now valued at 2 cents a share!

    Yesterday I guess it was worthless as it was trading at $0.00 per share.

  2. I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, that our “CEO of the Year 2006” was not rigged. One comment above said it best; “Every person in India must have voted for him, local hero. Very skewed vote.

    He is the winner because he got the most votes and he probably achieved this in the same way that MDN wanted to do it; by telling everyone to vote for the candidate they like best. He just had more people and/or more votes per person voting.

    Personally, speaking as a Mac zealot and not as an employee of Dow Jones (parent company to MarketWatch), I wanted Steve Jobs to win too! I voted for him, perhaps even more than once (I will not say either way!) ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Our own editors didn’t even have Steve Jobs as a finalist. Opinions are opinions, not facts, and all these contests are based on people’s opinions. Bottom line is this is done for fun. Besides, we all know who the best CEO of the year is.

    Praise be to Jobs!

  3. Let me see if I understand this.

    The CEO of GM who has taken the stock from $70 to $30 in his five years at the helm, pays people not to work (the ‘Jobs Bank’ – no, not that Jobs) and repels his best bet for saving the company (Kirk Kerkorian) is a candidate?

    Any list that does not include Wagoner as a candidate for anything other than grand larceny, which he commits every pay day, is not worth a moment’s attention.

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