His Compatriots Remember Steve Jobs:

Board of directors, Apple

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

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Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook

Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

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Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. 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, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

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Ricky Martin, Singer

Where is the excitement gonna come from. We won’t see another you in this lifetime. Thank you for everything Steve! :o(

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Barack Obama, President, United States

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.

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries

Steve Jobs changed the game and in the process, its rules

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Steve Ballmer, CEO,Microsoft

I want to express my deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of our industry and a true visionary. My heart goes out to his family, everyone at Apple and everyone who has been touched by his work.

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Neil Patrick Harris

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come…

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Sean Parker, Entrepreneur

I never had the privilege of meeting Steve Jobs, and this somber fact may be the greatest regret of my entire life. Indeed, for as long as I can remember Steve Jobs has been my personal hero. I grew up with an interest in both technology and aesthetics; admiring Jobs’ work from a distance and dreaming about someday becoming an entrepreneur myself.

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Robert Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

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,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started.

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Alyssa Milano, Actor, Author

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. You were always a big part of my world with your special inventions. Thank you for your brain.

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Meg Whitman, CEO, HP

Steve Jobs was an iconic entrepreneur and businessman whose impact on technology was felt beyond Silicon Valley. He will be remembered for the innovation he brought to market and the inspiration he brought to the world.

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Richard Stallman, Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation

Steve Jobs, the pioneer of the computer as a jail made cool, designed to sever fools from their freedom, has died. As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, “I’m not glad he’s dead, but I’m glad he’s gone.” Nobody deserves to have to die – not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs’ malign influence on people’s computing. Unfortunately, that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hope his successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor, California

Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us.

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Larry Page, CEO, Google

I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.

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Sergey Brin, Co-Founder, Google

From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

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Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California

Steve Jobs was a great California innovator who demonstrated what an independent and creative mind can accomplish.

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Jack Dorsey, Executive chairman, Twitter; CEO, Square

Thank you, Steve.

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Steven Spielberg, Director and producer

Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.

 

Meg Whitman, CEO, HP

Steve Jobs was an iconic entrepreneur and businessman whose impact on technology was felt beyond Silicon Valley. He will be remembered for the innovation he brought to market and the inspiration he brought to the world.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Comedian

I just finished my show and I heard the news about Steve Jobs. He was an amazing man with an incredible vision. He changed the world.

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Eduardo Saverin, Co-Founder, Facebook

Brilliant visionary, whose contribution to the world will be remembered forever and who will inspire others for years to come.

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Jon Favreau, Hollywood Director

We lost a man of true vision today. Condolences to the whole Apple family.

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Edgar Wright, Writer, Director

Farewell and R.I.P. Steve Jobs. Written from a Macbook.

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Kevin Smith, Writer, Director

Steve Jobs! Thanks for never settling for the way things were during a life you spent showing us how things could be. O Captain! My captain! Our parents had JFK, we had Steve Jobs. Edison gave us electricity, Jobs gave us the Jetsons in real life. We lost an icon today. Mourn him.

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John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, Pixar

He is why Pixar turned out the way we did and his strength, integrity and love of life has made us all better people.

 

David Wain, Film-maker

Truly honestly wouldn’t have achieved as much or had nearly as much fun doing it without your tools and your vision. Thank you and R.I.P.

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J.J. Abrams, Director

Steve Jobs, a man who changed the way we create, the way we communicate, the way we live, was one of those people. I already miss knowing he is out there.

 

Jimmy Fallon, Comedian

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for all of the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better….Sent from my iPhone.

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Russell Simmons, Def Jam

We owe him not just our respect and our love, but also we need to take away the lesson: never give up, never compromise your dream, never forget how you can change the world in this incredible country.

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Ashton Kutcher, Actor, Entrepreneur

Sending love & light to everyone @Apple & the entire Jobs family.Today we lost a Giant who will be missed even by those who didn’t know him.

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