The 50 Most Important People on the Web

A list of most important webbies from PCWORLD.COM despite myself being declared as the most powerful person of the year by Time magazine :). In case if you are looking for a comprehensive list, here it is. You will be familiar with most of them.


  1. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin – Executives, Google
  2. Steve Jobs – CEO, Apple
  3. Bram Cohen – Cofounder, BitTorrent
  4. Mike Morhaime – President, Blizzard Entertainment
  5. Jimmy Wales – Founder, Wikipedia
  6. John Doerr – Venture capitalist, Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers
  7. Craig Newmark – Founder, Craigslist
  8. Peter Levinsohn – President, Fox Interactive Media
  9. Marissa Mayer – Vice president for search products & user experience, Google
  10. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen – Founders, YouTube
  11. Kevin J. Martin – Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  12. Brad Templeton – Chairman of the board, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  13. Henry Chon – CEO, Cyworld
  14. Shana Fisher – Senior vice president for strategy and M&A, IAC/InterActiveCorp
  15. Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis – Founders, Skype and KaZaA
  16. Matt Mullenweg – Developer, WordPress blogging site and software
  17. Philip Rosedale – CEO, Linden Lab
  18. Jon Lech Johansen – Creator, DeCSS decryption program
  19. Jerry Yang, David Filo, and Terry Semel – Executives, Yahoo
  20. Jack Ma – COO,
  21. Brewster Kahle – Director, Internet Archive
  22. Ray Ozzie – Chief software architect, Microsoft
  23. Markos Moulitsas Zuniga – Blogger, Daily Kos
  24. Jeff Bezos – CEO, Amazon
  25. Robert Scoble – Vice president of media development,
  26. John Battelle – Entrepreneur and chairman, Federated Media Publishing
  27. Lawrence Lessig – CEO, Creative Commons
  28. Meg Whitman – CEO, eBay
  29. Ron Wyden – U.S. Senator, Oregon
  30. Michael Arrington – Blogger/publisher, TechCrunch
  31. Bruce Schneier – Cryptographer
  32. Kevin Rose – Founder, Digg
  33. David Farber – Founder,
  34. John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff – Authors, PowerLine
  35. Vinton G. Cerf – Chairman, ICANN Board of Directors, and vice president and chief Internet evangelist, Google
  36. Tim O’Reilly – Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
  37. Drew Curtis – Founder,
  38. Gabe Rivera – Creator, Techmeme
  39. Dave Winer – Blogger and author of RSS 2.0
  40. Mike Schroepfer – Vice president of engineering, Mozilla
  41. Perez Hilton – Hollywood blogger
  42. Paul Graham, Trevor Blackwell, Robert Morris, and Jessica Livingston – Founders, Y Combinator
  43. Mikko H. Hypponen – Director of antivirus research, F-Secure
  44. Rob Malda – Founder,
  45. Nick Denton – Founder, Gawker Media
  46. Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Director, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  47. Leo Laporte – Creator, This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast
  48. Mohammed and Omar Fadhil – Blogging voice of Iraq
  49. Jesse James Garrett – President, Adaptive Path
  50. Tila Tequila – MySpace Personality


Don’t be surprised if you didn’t know few of them. I myself I didn’t heard about half of them but then this list appeared useless to me when it doesn’t include Blake Ross of Firefox.


You can have a look at Yahoo’s coverage and listing of all 50 on one page on Yahoo! News.

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