The New Establishment
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Sitting on top of the world, as number 12 in Vanity Fair’s 2011 New Establishment list – Mark Pincus
(Photo: Jonas Fredwall Karlsson for Vanity Fair)

Vanity Fair has made it official – San Francisco is the new epicenter for power and influence in business. In their 2011 list of the most influential people in the nation, 21 of the 50 slots are comprised of people who live in the SF Bay Area !

Among this elite group, only two are women – Sheryl Sandberg and Kara Swisher (surprisingly, Padmasree Warrior, Marissa Mayer and Susan Wojcicki didn’t make the cut.)

If you can make it in New York you can still make it anywhere, but if you want to make it in Vanity Fair, you have to be in San Francisco!

San Francisco, in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Rankings:
1. Marc Zuckerberg (Facebook)
2. Serge Brin and Larry Page (Google)
4. Tim Cooke and Jonathan Ive (Apple)
5. Jack Dorsey (Square, Twitter)
6. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz)
7. Reed Hastings (Netflix)
8. John Lasseter (Pixar, Walt Disney)
11. Dick Costolo (Twitter)
12. Mark Pincus (Zynga)
13. Jim Breyer (Accel Partners)
15. Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital)
18. Reid Hoffman (Greylock Partners, Linkedin)
23. Yuri Milner (DST Global)
26. Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)
31. Elon Musk (Tesla Motors, Spacex)
33. Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
34. Sean Parker (Entrepreneur)
36. Peter Thiel (Founders Fund, Clarium Capital Management)
40. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (All Things D)
41. John Hennessy (Stanford University)
42. Jeremy Stoppleman (Yelp)

Additionally, these people were added to the Vanity Fair “Hall of Fame” (because some power is permanent:

1. Ron Conway (angel investor)
2. John Doerr (Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers)
3. Larry Ellison (Oracle Corporation)
4. Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
5. Eric Schmidt (Google)