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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Among ‘Fast Company’

30 May, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Ted Sarandos

He might not be the most "interesting" man in the world, but Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos apparently is climbing the ladder.

Sarandos is ranked 22nd among the 100 most creative people in the world in 2011, as detailed in separate pithy graphs in the latest Fast Company magazine.

Among the CCO’s accomplishments cited by FC: Introducing streaming episodes of “Shark Week” to monthly subscribers, also described as “animal porn.”

Sarandos’ ranking sits among an eclectic group of overachievers — many of whom you’ve probably never heard of, and some of whom you have.

To wit, No.1 is Wadah Khanfar, deputy director of Al Jazeera; No. 2 is Scott Forstall, who created the Apple operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod; and No. 53 is Chief Almir, a tattooed activist tribal leader in the Brazilian Amazon, who works with Google to track illegal logging in the rain forest. His notebook of choice: Apple.

Oh yeah, there’s also Conan O’Brien (No. 8), Oprah Winfrey (No. 12), Tina Fey (No. 39) and Ryan Seacrest (No. 72).


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