It's Bill Gates. Of course. (Scroll down for the justification.)

Bill Gates Microsoft
Oprah Winfrey Harpo Productions
There are lots of reasons that Oprah Winfrey might have won. Start with the obstacles she had to overcome. Her upbringing: She rose from the poverty of inner-city Milwaukee to become a billionaire. Her profession: Performing has never been known as a great incubator of innovation or management talent, yet she has both to spare. Her industry: Television has been losing influence and market share to the internet, yet as long as she had her show she was one of the most influential taste-makers of the times. And by many accounts, she is a more skillful manager than Gates, who turned running Microsoft over to Steve Ballmer long before Gates departed to pursue his philanthropies.

In the end, though, bracket voters chose the tech star over the video star, and they made the right call. Winfrey blazed an inspirational path for other women and African Americans to follow, but when she is gone, her business will probably die with her. The problems she is having with her new network, OWN, suggest how hard it is to sustain the Oprah brand without the Oprah TV show. But Microsoft and the information revolution it helped orchestrate transformed the world. And it will stay transformed long after Gates is gone. That makes Gates the Greatest Living Entrepreneur in America. So voted the brackets players of

A lot of voters made that call, as it turned out. But only two made enough other right calls along the way to build up the winning total score of 57. They were: Nina Cassidy Fischer and Terrence A. Whittaker Jr. Congratulations, winners. We'll be getting in touch to send you your complimentary tickets to the Inc. Leadership Forum next month in Miami.