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Online bookmaker begins taking bets on next Microsoft CEO

Published Aug 28th, 2013 4:40PM EDT
Next Microsoft CEO

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Although the dust surrounding Steve Ballmer’s retirement has still yet to settle, the internet is already abuzz over the future of Microsoft’s top spot. While most people are content simply debating the potential successors, Ladbrokes, a popular British gambling website, has determined odds for a group of 25 candidates for those that are especially confident with their predictions. The list includes several CEOs from other global tech companies, including Reed Hastings of Skype, John Donahoe of eBay and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo. Sitting at the top spot is Nokia CEO and former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop. A few Apple heads made their way onto the list as well: Jony Ive and Tim Cook the most unlikely among them. And in case you thought he might be out of the running, even Bill Gates managed to find his way on the list with 50/1 odds.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.