Fortune: Mary Meeker '81 Among '50 Smartest People' in Technology

Fortune: Mary Meeker '81 Among '50 Smartest People' in Technology

July 20, 2010

Mary Meeker 2010fs.jpgJuly 20, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Mary Meeker, managing director of Morgan Stanley and 1981 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the 50 "smartest people in tech," according to Fortune. The magazine hails Meeker as "smartest analyst."  Among the others cited are Steve Jobs of Apple (smartest CEO), Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (smartest founder), and Avatar director James Cameron (smartest hybrid). (photo: Michael Edwards)

"Mary Meeker's 1995 Internet report heralded the birth of an industry and soon became required reading for investors and entrepreneurs alike," notes her citation. "As a managing director at Morgan Stanley and head of its global technology research team, Meeker, 50, has made a career of analyzing the prospects of tech companies. She was hailed as the queen of the Net in the late '90s ... Now Meeker helps set the tech agenda in her annual state of the Internet address at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. And last December she and her team issued a 424-page report on the mobile Internet. Among its themes: In the future more of us will access the Internet from mobile devices than from personal computers. By 2020, she predicts, various forms of mobile devices will Fortune.jpgsell 10 billion units -- that's 10 times the number of PCs today. It's a bullish prediction that readers can be sure is based on thorough and thoughtful research."

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Learn more about Mary Meeker, who was a psychology major at DePauw, in this recent article.