Was Steve Jobs The Last Celebrity Tech CEO?

01/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jon Fortt, Writer Fortune

SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) -- Where have all the high-flying tech CEOs gone?

This week the tech world lost another headliner when Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) CEO Steve Jobs made it known that he'll no longer deliver his signature keynote speech at next month's Macworld Expo trade show.

Since the announcement comes the same year that Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) co-founder Bill Gates gave up his traditional keynote at another high-tech extravaganza, the Consumer Electronics Show, it underscores the fact that there aren't many superstars left who can rally big crowds and carry the banner for tech.

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