More accolades are being directed toward the mobile technology juggernaut that is Apple.
This week, MarketWatch named Apple CEO Steve Jobs the CEO of the decade.
Referring to Jobs as the “rock star of corporate America,” MarketWatch proved itself a sucker yet again for the comeback story that is Apple’s legacy in the tech world.
With Jobs’s mantras of putting the customer first and of desiring nothing more than to make great products ruling the day at Apple, consumers have been as delighted as investors. For the Apple faithful, the decade was a virtual orgy of technological wonderment, marked by marvel after marvel, alongside several inventions that rewrote the books.
Once the proverbial “little guy,” Apple is a giant in its field today – a status that seems poised to grow before it diminishes (if ever).
According to MarketWatch, investors who put $1,000 into Apple stock at the close 2000 would now have $43,000 today.
Apple now ranks No. 1 in its sector in market cap at $285 billion.
“He revolutionized handheld devices and touch-screen technology with the iPhone,” Russ Britt of MarketWatch writes. “And he may well usher in a post-PC era of computing with his latest gadget, the iPad.”
Comparing Jobs to the likes of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Walt Disney, the comments are sure to make Jobs’ head swell faster than his wallet.