In a new study in the November issue of Harvard Business Review, Mr. Huang was named the 29th best-performing CEO in the world. That's high praise, especially coming from one of the most esteemed universities on the planet (Harvard Business Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University).
"Our goal is to create a list that gets beyond the most recent quarterly or even annual results," HBR states. It's the big picture, in other words.
In years past, HBR's ranking was based solely on stock market numbers, such as total shareholder return and market capitalization. This time around HBR added environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance to sort of balance things out and paint a more complete picture.
NVIDIA's stock has been up and down since going public, though it's been climbing the past several years, increasing more than 140 percent since the beginning of 2010. The company also recently set a new record in discrete graphics market share with a dominating 76.4 percent stake, according to Mercury Research.
Congrats to Mr. Huang for the recognition.