Hippeau's Rapid Rise
Paris, 1951; became U.S. citizen in 1992.
Attended the Sorbonne.
1971 Baseball reporter for English-language daily Brazil Herald.
1975 Launches Data News in Brazil.
1986 Joins IDG as publisher of InfoWorld.
1989 Becomes publisher of PC Magazine.
1991-present CEO of Ziff-Davis.
WHY HE'S HOT
Hippeau has transformed Ziff-Davis into a computer media powerhouse. He has built Ziff from 7 to 100 titles worldwide, launched the ZDNet Web site and cable-TV show; now, he's taking control of Comdex, the industry's most important trade show.
Lives in Westport, Conn., with his wife and daughter.
Skiing, collecting toy hippos.
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