Vanity Fair 100: The New Establishment lists the world’s most influencial people in business, government and entertainment and Pixar has a big presence this year.
Steve Jobs is among the individuals listed, the co-founder of Apple and former CEO of Pixar is at number 4. Vanity Fair recognizes:
"[Jobs can be proud of] Pixar, his animated-film powerhouse."
Steve Jobs is now Disney’s biggest shareholder and sits on the board of directors.
Also very high on the list is Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer and director extrordinaire John Lasseter; Finding Nemo and WALL•E director Andrew Stanton; and The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird (all tied at #28).
Other Pixar-related persons of interest on the list include Disney CEO Bob Iger (at #35) famous for reuninting Pixar with Disney and Tom Hanks (at #34) the voice of Woody in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, as well as the upcoming 2010 sequel Toy Story 3. Also listed is George Lucas (at #23) known for directing the Star Wars series and owning the Lucasfilm Graphics Group that would later be bought by Steve Jobs and become Pixar.
Great to see Pixar being recognized for their impact on the world.
(via The Pixar Blog)