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The Five Tech CEOs Most Likely to Make You Rich

[Editor's Note: This inside look at which tech CEOs are most likely to turn your investing dollars into maximum gain was first published March 26 in Michael A. Robinson's Strategic Tech Investor. To get all of Robinson's research as soon as it's released, click here.]

If you're like most investors, you're probably feeling a bit frantic as this sell-off has pared your winnings.

Indeed, a lot of folks are probably thinking about cashing out and heading for the sidelines.

But I take a very different view of this kind of turmoil.

You see, I look at it as a tech investing opportunity.

As I've mentioned before, I've always kept a "short list" of stocks that I wanted to own – at the right price. And now that I run advisories like Strategic Tech Investor, that "shopping list" has turned into a roster of companies that I want to recommend to my subscribers.

These aren't stocks that I'm looking to trade or "flip" for a quick profit; they are "franchise plays" that I believe are capable of tremendous long-term growth – and that can deliver massive long-term profits as part of the bargain.

To identify companies like this, we developed our "Five Rules for Building Massive Tech Wealth."

Rule No. 1 tells us that "Great companies have great operations." And "great operations" usually aren't possible without a truly great chief executive officer (CEO).

So in today's Strategic Tech Investor,we're going to help you start crafting a "short list" of your own. We're going to give you our list of the five best CEOs in tech. We're going to handicap the "best of the best," so that you can get your "Buy Orders" ready.

So if this sell-off steepens – as everyone else begins to panic – we'll be the only ones left to smile. And with good reason.

You see, we'll be the only ones dreaming about all the money we're about to make.

A Tech Investing Secret: It Starts at the Top

There's a reason we're focusing on CEOs – and not patents, sales figures, price/earnings (P/E) ratios, or market share.

It really starts at the top.

That's true, really, of any major corporation. But it's really true of a tech player. Look how vibrant and active Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was when Steve Jobs was at the helm – compared with, say, John Sculley.

Or think about the marketplace muscle that General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE) always seemed to find when Jack Welch was running the show.

CEOs are "difference-makers" in the best of times. But when the chips are down, they really display their mettle.

In a sell-off, that's just the kind of backdrop we'll face. And that's just when CEOs must have talent, charisma, and leadership to spare.

So let's take a look at the five execs that I believe are the best tech CEOs in the marketplace today. These are subjective choices, I'll grant you, but these choices are based on years of experience, observation, and comparisons with Silicon Valley legends.

Just take a look at this first one – his company's stock has returned shareholders nearly 1,100% since its IPO in 2010…

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About the Author

Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.

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