Apple CEO Steve Jobs not surprisingly is on Barron’s list of the “World’s Best CEOs” ( The list includes the “top corporate leaders from around the world.”

Here’s what Barron’s says about Jobs: “Jobs, 56, just might be the most successful technology executive of all time, turning his start-up into both a money-minting corporate giant and a global cultural trendsetter. By the end of this year, the number of iPhones in the world could hit 100 million.

“Even now, on his third medical leave from Apple, Jobs remains a forceful presence. On March 2, he took to the stage and launched the sleek iPad 2 with classic Jobs flourish.

“The fabled inventor quietly underwent a liver transplant in 2009, raising serious questions about whether he and Apple had told shareholders enough about his medical condition. Today, with Jobs’ return uncertain, battle-tested Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is running day-to-day operations.

“Through it all, Apple hasn’t missed a beat; its stock has shot up 72.6% in the 12 months through February. The company Jobs built is shining as brightly as ever.”