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Who Has The Best Boss?

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Me, of course, but what about all of the other great bosses out there? Forbes has released the Favorite Bosses List. Is your boss on it? 

Chances are you own, have used or have eaten at least one product from the companies on this list.

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Tim Cook, CEO Apple, Inc.

Tim Cook runs the largest company in the world when looking at revenue and profit and regularly competes with Exxon Mobil as the most traded public company. Tim took over for the ailing Steve Jobs, who had previously had the dubious distinction as best boss. Tim boasts a 97 percent approval rating from his employees.


Paul Jacobs, CEO Qualcomm

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You may not know the name, but his product likely powers your mobile phone. Qualcomm are the innovators behind 3G and 4G technology. Paul has a 95 percent employee approval rating.





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Ken Chenault, CEO American Express

With a 94 percent approval rating, Ken has been CEO of American Express since 2001. Ken has taken AmEx to the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, with American Express accounting for almost one out of every four credit card transactions in the United States it has the highest dollar volume of any card issuer.

Larry Page, CEO and Co-Founder, Google

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Larry Page has taken Google from just a number (googol = 10 to the 10th power) to the number one search engine. I use it all the time. It’s my home page. My 4G smartphone runs on the Google Android platform. Larry has a 94 percent approval rating and an estimated net worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 billion dollars. That being said, he takes an annual salary of one dollar.

Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Richard Davis of U.S. Bank, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Dan Hesse of Sprint and Bob McDonald of Proctor & Gamble all made the list, but where are the women?

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The lone woman on the Forbes Favorite Bosses List is Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard. Meg went to Princeton University and Harvard Business School. She has been an executive at Disney, Proctor & Gamble, Hasbro and ebay. She also ran for Governor of California in 2010, but lost out to Jerry Brown. Meg was named President and CEO of HP in September of last year. HP went from a company that began in a one car garage to the number one manufacturer of personal computers. Not just in the U.S. but in the world. Meg has an 80 percent approval rating among the employees.

Which company on this list would you most like to work for? Do you have a great boss? Let us know!

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