MarketWatch names Steve Jobs CEO of the decade

8 Dec 2010

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, an innovator when it comes to consumer technology, has been named CEO of the decade by MarketWatch.

Jobs has boosted the music industry via iPods and iTunes, revolutionised handheld devices and touchscreen technology with the iPhone, and surpassed PCs with the iPad. Not to mention yanking Apple, a company he co-founded, back from bankruptcy’s edge before the decade even began.

Today, Apple is tops in the technology sector in market cap at US$285bn. Investors who forked over $1,000 on Apple stock at the end of 2000 would have seen it grow to nearly $43,000 by the end of 2010, MarketWatch reports.