Facebook’s Zuckerberg Ranked Top CEO

by Christopher Freeburn | March 15, 2013 11:16 am

mark zuckerberg facebook 630[1]Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB[2]) Mark Zuckerberg has topped an annual list of the highest-rated CEOs[3] by Glassdoor, a business networking website.

The social media giant founder, who dropped out of Harvard to become a billionaire and one of the biggest names in the tech world, received a 99% approval rating from Glassdoor members for his leadership at Facebook, which underwent a tumultuous IPO last year, PC Magazine noted.

Glassdoor surveys its membership each year to compile its list of the best CEOs. Last year’s top spot was occupied by Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) Tim Cook. Perhaps not surprisingly, considering Apple’s nose-diving share price, Cook tumbled the eighteenth place in this year’s survey, though he still received a 93% favorable rating.

Other CEOs on the list included QualComm’s (NASDAQ:QCOM[5]) Paul E. Jacobs, Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[6]) Larry Page, Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN[7]) Jeff Bezos and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX[8]) Howard Schultz.

In December, Zuckerberg donated $500 million worth of Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Foundation[9], a charity promoting education and improved health care around the world.

Shares of Facebook slipped more than 1% in Friday morning trading.

  1. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-630.jpg
  2. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  3. an annual list of the highest-rated CEOs: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416651,00.asp
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. QCOM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=QCOM
  6. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  7. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  8. SBUX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SBUX
  9. to the Silicon Valley Foundation: https://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/mark-zuckerberg-donates-500m-in-stock/

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