CNBC asks you to vote for ‘The Face of Business 2007’ (includes Apple CEO Steve Jobs)

“It was a year of ups and downs in business. A year where the world came together, with money moving from the Mideast and China to Europe and the United States — and a year when Wall Street collided with main street in the biggest housing bust we have ever seen,” Maria Bartiromo reports for CNBC. “So who was the face of business in 2007? It depends on whether you look at the glass as half empty or half full.”

Bartiromo writes, “So this year, we’re asking you, our viewers, to choose the face that best depicts the financial ups and downs of 2007.”

Current tallies:
41% – Steve Jobs, Apple, Technology/Innovation
15% – Chuck Prince, Citigroup, Financials/Wall Street Subprime Fallout
12% – The American Homeowner
9.1% – Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide/Housing-Mortgage Crisis
5.7% – The Google Guys: Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt/Technology
5.0% – Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking/Financials
3.5% – Rick Wagoner, GM, Automotive Industry
3.1% – Sovereign Funds, Impact of Foreign Wealth & Investment
2.5% – Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary, Dollar/China
1.9% – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Internet/Social Networking
1.6% – Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group, Private Equity

CNBC will reveal “The Face of Business 2007” on Closing Bell and on on Friday, Dec. 28.

Cast your vote here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “CheekyGit” for the heads up.]

You know what to do.


  1. This is easy. I’m writing in Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer. Steve successfully introduced not one but two groundbreaking products this year: Zune 2 and magnificent Windows Vista. Both are loaded with bucket loads of innovation and Microsoft’s legendary ease of use. Good job, Steve!

    Frankly I’m surprised anyone would vote for Steve Jobs. As usual I can’t name one thing Apple did this year that was new or interesting. Maybe if their computers could connect to Windows networks or play games they might have something, but until then I’m sticking with my vote for Ballmer.

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