Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, has been called a visionary whose work transformed several industries, including personal computers, movies, music and consumer electronics retailing. With such influence around the world, here are some of the world’s most influential men on what Steve Jobs meant to them.
“Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” – President Barack Obama
“The way I see it, though, the way people love products he put so much into crating means he brought a lot of life to the world.” Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
“His ability to always come around and figure out where that next bet should be has been phenomenal.” – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
“I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met.” – Ashton Kutcher, technology investor and actor
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