A Handful of Kings Control The Entire Internet Empire

Cook, Bezos, Gates, Zuckerberg, Ma, Dorsey, Musk, and Pichai, amongst others, are the new emperors of the digital kingdoms we see before us.
January 15, 2021
As one example, Mark Zuckerberg has 60 percent of the voting power control over Facebook. As strange as it may sound, he could delete all of Facebook if he so wished. Obviously, he will not do that. But viewed through a historical lens, the Zuckerbergs of the world have quite a few parallels to the likes of Julius Caesar. Perhaps the city states of Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and Facebook are the new Rome. And then there's YouTube, Google, TikTok, Twitter, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Alibaba, and Tesla. As you've noticed, some of these kingdoms build bridges between our physical lives and our digital ones. If all this talk of empires and resistance sounds a lot like Star Wars, that’s because it should. Just replace outer space with internet space. The internet has only recently crossed the chasm of human adoption and much of what software can do is still very much emerging. In fact, quite a lot of the benefits haven't even begun to be unlocked. We're only at the end of the beginning, connecting (half) of everyone and some fraction of businesses.
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You can look at their public 10-Ks.
Mark Zuckerberg is essentially untouchable at Facebook
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