Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook profile:
“Steve, thank you for being a mentor & a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”
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Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft said in a statement:
“I am truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda & I extend our sincere condolences to his family & friends, & to everyone Steve has touched through his work.
Steve & I first met nearly 30 years ago, & have been colleagues, friends and competitors over the course of more than half of our lives.
The world rarely sees someone today 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 Steve Jobs, it is been an insanely great honor.
I will miss Steve immensely.”
Barack Obama, President of USA said in a statement:
“Michelle & I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators who was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, & talented enough to do it.
The world has lost a visionary & 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.
Michelle & I send our thoughts & prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, & all those who loved him.”
Steve Jobs family Statement:
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary but in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to all the people who have shared their wishes & prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes & memories.
We are grateful for the support & kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, & we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grief.”
Twitter Updates Over Steve Jobs’ death:
- RIP #Steve Jobs. You were a genius & your impact will never be forgotten.
- RIP #Steve Jobs. Just too big a loss for 140 characters.
- RIP #Steve Jobs. You were the modern day Thomas Edison.
- RIP #Steve Jobs. You are a brilliant star who gave the world imagination,technological joy and fun. You are already missed.
- “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” #Steve Jobs