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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

September 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg No. 1 on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list. How does Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer rank?

Mark Zuckerberg.jpgFor the second year in a row, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ranks at the top of Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list – a ranking of 50 “buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs.”

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google, are in the No. 2 spot, and Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is No. 3. (up from No. 5 on the list last year.)

Alas, no one from Microsoft is on the New Establishment list this year — including CEO Steve Ballmer, who was No. 46 on last year’s list.

But hey — no worries. Because Ballmer is No. 10 on a new Vanity Fair list this year called the “Powers That Be.”

The “Powers That Be” are “the people who have shaped the world we live in today — and continue to wield enormous influence,” according to a Vanity Fair press release posted on All Things D. “Many are longtime New Establishment members, and their destinies are intertwined with the members of this year’s New Establishment.”

Ballmer joins an illustrious group that includes Apple’s Steve Jobs, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault, and, um, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The lists are part of Vanity Fair’s October issue which will be on newsstands nationally and on the iPad September 6.

(Photo of Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook)

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