The issue is not whether or not he is successful
Success is of course not an "issue", success can issue out of good management.
the issue is whether or not people want to work with him based on his management style (or lack thereof).
This may or may not be an issue depending on his goals. We can only guess at his goals. If creating great software that touches many users' lives is the goal, people wanting to work with him is an issue only if it interferes with the goal. Since no one attracts much better talent at a lower cost and yet develops a large software product that arguably touches most lives most positively - goal doesn't seem to be interfered with at all.
If his goal were to climb the mount Everest, his coding, ranting , philosophizing etc. is all very bad management of himself, others, and any resources.
Business leaders? Why don't you bring up a list of greatest astronauts and show Linus doesn't show up in the list. Or the greatest farmers? Or the fastest runners? People with ears of sharpest hearing? That would have as much relevance as this - which is unknown. Unknown because the goal is not known. If the goal were to become fastest sprinters, he has failed miserably for all I know. If the goal is to be (one of) the greatest business leaders, he has failed according to forbes etc.
So as before you want to tell him his goals, followed by contradicting yourself later to say he can have any goals he wants?
Here's a question for you: if Linus is such a fantastic manager, then why are there so many stories about people getting fed up with the behavior of him and others on the LKML and deciding to leave? Why is the LKML known as an abusive place? Does that sound like the result of a great manager?
Is his goal to minimize the people getting fed up of him?
but I'll challenge you to find him on a list of the best software project managers.
And you hereby order Linus to have this goal of being on a list of the best software project managers?