Fortune: 2012′s Businessperson of the Year

by Nate Wooley | November 16, 2012 1:26 pm

Bezos 196x300 Fortune: 2012's Businessperson of the Year[1]Fortune’s 2012 Businessperson of the year list is out[2], and Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN[3]) Jeff Bezos is at the top of the heap.

The list is compiled by Fortune using various factors, including year-over-year performance, stock performance and the overall value of the firms. However, Bezos earned top honors for his ability to stay focused on his long-term strategy instead of short-term profitability.

Here are the top five businesspeople on Forbes‘ list:

  1. Jeff Bezos[4], Amazon
  2. Tim Cook[5], Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[6]): The iPhone 5 sold more than 5 million units in a weekend.
  3. Brian Roberts and Steve Burke[7], Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA[8]) and NBCUniversal: The two worked together to make the TV network resurgent.
  4. John Donahoe[9], eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY[10]): Led the auction site to $1.8B in Q3 revenue, and fast-growing PayPal may surpass that soon.
  5. Oh-Hyun Kwon[11], Samsung (PINK:SSNLF[12]): Kwon has made the Korean firm the second-largest chipmaker in the world.

The rest of the top 50 can be seen here.[13]

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Bezos.jpg
  2. 2012 Businessperson of the year list is out: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/index.html
  3. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  4. Jeff Bezos: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/2.html
  5. Tim Cook: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/3.html
  6. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  7. Brian Roberts and Steve Burke: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/4.html
  8. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  9. John Donahoe: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/5.html
  10. EBAY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EBAY
  11. Oh-Hyun Kwon: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/6.html
  12. SSNLF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SSNLF
  13. The rest of the top 50 can be seen here.: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2012/11/16/business-person-of-the-year.fortune/index.html
  14. Waffle House CEO Says Sex Charges Untrue: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/waffle-house-ceo-says-sex-charges-untrue/
  15. How Much Ousted Citigroup CEO Walks Away With: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/how-much-ousted-citigroup-ceo-walks-away-with/
  16. New York Times CEO Starts New Job Amid Scandal: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/new-york-times-ceo-starts-new-job-amid-scandal/

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