Vanity Fair is out with its “Powers That Be” list and Taylor Swift took home the top spot thanks to her meteoric rise in the music world and subsequent victory over Apple.
Swift made “giant companies like Apple conform to her will,” Vanity Fair wrote. Her place atop the list is impressive considering the magazine typically recognizes power players from the business and media world.
Disney chief Bob Iger ranked second; News Corp’s top brass trio of James, Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch placed third; Comcast’s Brian Roberts and Steve Burke came in fourth and HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler rounded out the top five.
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer saw the biggest drop in position from 2014, falling from 15th to 46th on the list.
On the Disruptors list, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ranked first, followed by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive and Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Read the full list here.