Facebook technical bench
Age: 28, 35, and 30
Rank change: New
NEXT: 28. Seth MacFarlane
This trio of Stanford grads leads Facebook's tech force. Cox, an old-timer who came on in 2005, launched the newsfeed, ran HR, and now heads product strategy. A Sun Microsystems
vet, VP of engineering "Shrep" oversees a growing crew of programmers. CTO Taylor arrived in August 2009 with the acquisition of his social aggregator, Friendfeed.