Guardian publishes Media 100

By | Published on Monday 25 July 2011

The Guardian

The Guardian has published its annual media power list, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the recent stresses in the traditional newspaper industry, in particular at News International and the wider Rupert Murdoch empire, means technology dominates at the top of the list even more. Only BBC boss Mark Thompson, at number four, represents traditional media firms in the top five. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is at one, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey at two, Google’s Larry Page at three and Apple’s Steve Jobs at five.

Music-wise, Simon Cowell comes highest, though as always as much for his TV operations as his music interests. He’s at nine. Elsewhere, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is at twelve, Spotify’s Daniel Ek is at 40, Access Industries chief and Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is at 49, Universal Music UK’s boss David Joseph is at 53, BBC Radio chief Tim Davie is at 61, Global Radio’s Ashley Tabor is at 70 and Radio 1’s George Ergatoudis is at 73.

Read the full list here.