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  • Steve Jobs Named 42nd Richest American by Forbes



    Steve Jobs owes the collective Apple fan base and investor fanatics a big thank you today. Fr Jobs, the prestigious honor by Forbes - being named to the list of the 400 wealthiest Americans - comes at a time when Apple (the company, stock, and products) is hotter than ever. As a result of record sales for iDevices, Jobs and his company continue to amass unprecedented wealth - so much so, in fact - that Jobs placed number 42 on the list this year.

    At present, Steve Jobs has an estimated net worth in excess of $6 billion. Not bad for a dude who earns just $1 from his annual salary as CEO of Apple (I wonder if that's broken up into bi-weekly payments throughout the year?). Jobs, however, still nets millions on a regular basis from his huge inventory of Apple stock, which - of late - has been worth its weight in gold. According to Forbes, however, a mega chunk of Jobs' wealth actually comes from being the primary stockholder of Walt Disney Co.

    Overall, it's been a great year for Jobs, who saw his net worth climb by nearly 1 billion dollars since he placed 43 on last year's list with a paltry net worth of a meager $5.1 billion. Yet, despite the Forbes accolades and being "back in the high life again," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg - whose company hasn't even gone public yet - left Stevie in the dust, placing 35th on the list with a net worth of $6.9 billion.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Named 42nd Richest American by Forbes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      paltry net worth of a meager $5.1 billion
      HAHA yeah!!

      The more surprising news with Forbes is that Bill Gates isn't the richest man anymore it's some guy from Mexico
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      Just wait till FB goes public...
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turb02 View Post
      Just wait till FB goes public...
      True!

      Also, Jobs became instantly rich win he sold Pixar to Disney. I lot of people forget about that. The man created Pixar!


      Being the brain behind creating Pixar, iDevices, and Macs is amazing

      Disney, where's the Incredibles on Blu Ray
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Bill Gates hasn't been number 1 in a few years and go Steve go we will help u crush that facebook guy next year lol


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    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      Spread the wealth
    1. mastaryan's Avatar
      mastaryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post

      Not bad for a dude who earns just $1 from his annual salary as CEO of Apple (I wonder if that's broken up into bi-weekly payments throughout the year?).

      Forbes
      As a tax accountant I find it hard to believe that Jobs only gets $1 as his salary. Corporations make you pay a reasonable salary if you're an officer. I'm arguing with agents today, in my office, right now about a woman who have revenue in the $100-110K range and pays herself only $20K and they fuss that its not enough. She only nets around $10-15K after expenses. So him getting paid only $1 can't be true.

      I get that its favorable, because most of his income is dividends and taxed at 15%. If he was paid "reasonable" he would definitely be in the higher 35% bracket.

      **Okay, I did my research, Apple's latest proxy statement said they only paid him $1 in salary.** I had to print that out for the IRS agents and hand it to them. Take that IRS!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      He forgoes his cash salary and gets paid in stock options.
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      If I had a fantasy corporation, I would take Steve Jobs as my number 1 pick over "that facebook guy" anyday!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      That is both sad and pathetic. Steve Jobs (and Steve Wozniak) founded Apple, the largest (by value) technology company in the world, yet neither is worth as much as Zuckerfukker? Facebook isn't worth anything at present. They haven't taken the company public. Facebook's value is determined by the same investors that have a huge stake in the valuation being high. That's dishonest and retarded. Steve's fortune is only as high as it is because he sold all his Apple stock when the company he built fired him. Someone should give him John Sculley's preserved head in a jar and a few more stock options. He's worth it.
    1. Teoyaomqui's Avatar
      Teoyaomqui -
      Oh Crab!!!!!

      He is getting closer to Bill Gates!!!!

      Jobs only needs 48 Billion more.

      What a Joke.
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      42nd? Jobs, you suck.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Good for him. He's a rich pr!ck who downplays problems with his products. So what else is new?

      Moving on...........
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Teoyaomqui View Post
      Oh Crab!!!!!

      He is getting closer to Bill Gates!!!!

      Jobs only needs 48 Billion more.

      What a Joke.
      LOL I was thinking the same thing. Gates > Jobs
    1. Krazyfool88's Avatar
      Krazyfool88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      HAHA yeah!!

      The more surprising news with Forbes is that Bill Gates isn't the richest man anymore it's some guy from Mexico
      The richest American is "some guy from Mexico?" That's weird.



      Fun fact: Bill Gates is the richest American by a lot.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      This wins the award for cheesiest photoshop ever on this site.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Damn. That is a lot of money. I'm happy with just 0.001% of his wealth.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      O Great now we'll never get Facebook connect on Ping, Jobs is probably pissed lol
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      how much money did steve holding up there?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I had forgot he owned disney stocks, and i was confused when everyone in disneyworld had apple products

      Quote Originally Posted by Krazyfool88 View Post
      The richest American is "some guy from Mexico?" That's weird.



      Fun fact: Bill Gates is the richest American by a lot.
      Actually, he barely beats out Warren Buffet. and I think he meant forbes list of richest people in the world, because a mexican phone company owner has that title.
    1. Shady6's Avatar
      Shady6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      True!

      Also, Jobs became instantly rich win he sold Pixar to Disney. I lot of people forget about that. The man created Pixar!


      Being the brain behind creating Pixar, iDevices, and Macs is amazing

      Disney, where's the Incredibles on Blu Ray
      He only created it in name. It was bought from George Lucas.