Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been selected as CNBC's Face of Business for 2007.
The title was awarded as a result of an online public poll, which saw 78 per cent of votes cast favour the Apple co-founder.
The other nominees were: Chuck Prince, former chairman and CEO of Citigroup (who received 6.9 per cent of the vote), the American Home Owner (4.1 per cent), the "Google Guys" (Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt) (3 per cent), Angelo Mozilo, CEO of Countrywide Financial (2.6 per cent ), Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group (1.7 per cent), Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors (1.2 per cent), Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (1 per cent). Other nominees achieved under 1 per cent of the vote.
"This was a year of great business triumphs and headlines, and all of those nominated had significant impact on the world of business and, therefore, were worthy of consideration," said Jonathan Wald, CNBC's senior vice president of business news. "But Steve Jobs is driving Apple to new heights, including a record stock price."
Apple's stock climbed approximately 135.5 per cent last year, with rising Mac marketshare and the dominance of iPod, iTunes and the ongoing success of the iPhone driving the company's resurgence.