Months after the Apple CEO’s death, Steve Jobs is still a phenomenon. The man makes headlines almost daily, whether its in reference to how Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook’s doing, the man’s legacy, or his controversial tactics in the work place. It seems fitting, then, that Jobs has just landed on top of a list of our time’s best ever entrepreneurs. Read on for the details.

The list comes from Fortune Magazine, which seen fit to place Jobs above arch-rival Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s co-founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – all thanks to what the magazine calls a “radar-like feel for emerging technologies and how they could be brought together to create, in his words, ‘insanely great’ products.”

“For Jobs, who died last year at 56, intuition was no mere gut call,” the piece reads. “It was, as he put it in his often-quoted commencement speech at Stanford, about “connecting the dots,” glimpsing the relationships among wildly disparate life experiences and changes in technology.”

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It’s not all confetti and praise, though; Fortune does point out that, in order to get results, Jobs had a certain way of working – often being “abusive and mean-spirited to people who threw themselves into their work on his behalf.”

That said, the profile does end on a very positive note, calling Apple’s famed CEO “Visionary. Inspiring. Brilliant. Mercurial.” The rest of the top ten is as follows:

2. Bill Gates – Microsoft
3. Fred Smith – FedEx
4. Jeff Bezos – Amazon
5. Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Google

6. Howard Schultz – Starbucks
7. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
8. John Mackey – Whole Foods
9. Herb Kelleher – Southwest Airlines
10. Narayana Murthy – Infosys

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