Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Sergei Brin and Bill Gates, to name a few, have now been lined up in Fortune Magazine's list of 25 most powerful people in business.

Surprisingly Steve Jobs is ranked 1st but given the five industries that Jobs has upended - computers, Hollywood, music, retailing, and wireless phones - it is a spot well-earned:

  1. Steve Jobs
    Chairman and CEO, Apple
  2. Rupert Murdoch
    Chairman and CEO, News Corp.
  3. Lloyd Blankfein
    Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs
  4. Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergei Brin
    CEO; President, Products; President, Technology; Google
  5. Warren Buffett
    Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
  6. Rex Tillerson
    Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil
  7. Bill Gates
    Founder, chairman of Microsoft; founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  8. Jeff Immelt
    Chairman and CEO, GE
  9. Katsuaki Watanabe
    President, Toyota
  10. A.G. Lafley
    Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble
  11. John Chambers
    Chairman and CEO, Cisco
  12. Li Ka-shing
    Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa
  13. Lee Scott
    CEO, Wal-Mart
  14. Lakshmi Mittal
  15. Jamie Dimon
    Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase
  16. Mark Hurd
    Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
  17. James McNerney
    Chairman and CEO, Boeing
  18. Marius Kloppers
    CEO, BHP Billiton
  19. Steve Schwarzman
    CEO, Blackstone
  20. Carlos Slim
    Chair, TelMex and Carso Foundation
  21. Steve Feinberg
    CEO, Cerberus
  22. Indra Nooyi
    Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
  23. Ratan Tata
    Chairman, Tata Group
  24. Bob Iger
    CEO, Walt Disney
  25. Bernard Arnault
    Chairman and CEO, LVMH

There are 7 persons in that list involved in IT with Google guys and Steve Jobs being ahead of already highly awarded Bill Gates.

It seems like nothing has changed about Jobs and Gates going head-to-head in the field of computers. For those of you not really understanding what's behind the head-to-head thing here's a film about the history of Apple and Microsoft — Pirates of Silicon Valley:

Pirates of Silicon Valley