What they said: An all-star tribute to Steve Jobs

compiled by Willfred Okiche

Steven P. Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and inventor who was co-founder and chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc, died yesterday October 5, 2011 after battling with cancerous tumour in his pancreas  for seven years. In his memory, we bring you quotes from influential people who were themselves influenced by the vision of the man who brought us staples like the Ipod and Ipad .

‘’Brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world,and talented enough to do it… Steve was among the greatest of American innovators”      Barack Obama, President of the United states of America

‘’The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, its been an insanely great honor.I‘ll miss steve immensely’’      Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft

‘’Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss u’’      Marc Zuckeberg, Founder Facebook

‘’People sometimes have goals in life. Steve jobs exceeded every goal he ever set for himself’’     Steve Wozniack, Co-founded Apple with Steve

‘’Today the world lost a leader… and I lost a friend’’     Michael Dell, founder of Dell

‘’America lost a genuis who will be remembered with Edison and Einstein’’      New York Mayor Bloomberg

‘’Thank you Steve Jobs for all of the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better…sent from my iPhone’’      Jimmy Fallon, actor

‘’History will remember Steve Jobs for what he gave to the world. I will remember him for what he helped give my daughter; a healthy heart’’      Lee Unkrich director ‘’Toy Story 3’’

‘’Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac’’     John Hodgman

‘’Steve was my hero growing up’’      Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang

‘’Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips’’      Steven Spielberg, film director

‘’His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed and the culture he defined. Steve was such an original’’ Bob Iger, Walt disney CEO

May his soul rest in peace.

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