Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named the third most influential business leader of the last 25-years by USA Today.

Jobs sits just behind Federa Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (in second place) and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates (in first place).

On Jobs, USA Today states: "Co-founder of Apple, Jobs was ousted in a boardroom coup in 1985. But he prospered in exile, buying Pixar, the company that redefined animation. He returned to Apple in 1997, and the rest is history: iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone."

Others on the list include Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin; Intel's Andy Grove; Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; Michael Dell and AOL's Steve Case.