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Barron's: The World's Best CEOs

  • The cover story in this weekend's Barron's presents the annual list of the best CEOs in the world.
  • The chief executives of the FANG stocks make the cut, but Tim Cook does not.
  • Other featured articles include the annual ranking of the best online brokers.

Tim Cook of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) did not make the cut in the annual ranking of the best chief executive officers in the world, according to this week's cover story in Barron's. But the list of 30 CEOs does include 10 new members.

"30 Top CEOs Make Barron's List" by Alexander Eule suggests that the troubles in Asia, tumbling energy prices, lukewarm corporate earnings, weakness in retail and other turbulent worldwide economic issues resulted in 10 CEOs being ousted from the 12th annual Barron's list. Among their replacements were Jeff Bezos of, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Brian Roberts of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Mark Parker of Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE).

Barron's said its "annual list of top CEOs reflects the collective wisdom of the publication's editors and writers. There are no specific criteria we seek, other than a history of strong leadership over a lengthy period; our preferred tenure is five years or more in the top job. "

Among those who held onto their places on the list are well-know, lauded chiefs such as Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Reed Hastings of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). Check out the article to find out why those new to the list, those returning and those who fell short placed the way they did.

A companion article includes profiles of the 30 best CEOs, offering a better look at the chiefs of each of the FANG stocks, as well as those from the likes of FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS)and more.

See also: Barron's Picks And Pans: FedEx, Ilumina And More

Other Feature Stories

Check out the results of the 2016 survey of Barron's readers to find the best online brokers. See how the surprising winner addressed the number one concern of the survey respondents: security. "If what our readers are most nervous about is someone stealing their money, what they're most excited about are all of the new ways in which they can manage their money using mobile devices," says the article. Barron's also looked into the depth of the investment tools and the trading capabilities of the 16 firms to come up with this year's ranking.

Furthermore, see what Barron's feels are the prospects for FedEx after its shares surged on upbeat guidance, Smurfit Kappa Group on its debut on the London Stock Exchange, as well as Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) as labs and cancer centers adopt its gene-sequencing gear.

At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.

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