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05-25-2013, 01:45 AM #1
Jobs' Family Has Been Anonymously Donating Money for More Than Two Decades
Although the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never brought his philanthropic efforts to public attention, he and his family has been giving away anonymously for more than 20 years. The information came to light by an article in The New York Times that had a particular focus on Laurene Powell Jobs, who also participated in a rare interview for a profile that was previously published discussing her agendas in education, global conservation, nutrition, and immigration policy.
According to Powell Jobs:
We're really careful about amplifying the great work of others in every way that we can, and we don't like attaching our names to things.
Last year, Apple’s current CEO, Tim Cook, also noted a number of private philanthropic efforts undertaken by Jobs during his life. Among those was a $50 million donation for Stanford hospitals, half of which paid for a new main building, while the rest was used to build a new children’s hospital. Despite his many philanthropic efforts, Jobs remained intensely private and even refused to discuss his giving with biographer Walter Isaacson before his death. He also refused to participate in “The Giving Pledge,” a campaign started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet that asks rich people in America to donate most of their money to philanthropic causes.
Since the Jobs’ death, Powell Jobs has taken a more public role in support of her causes. She launched a website in January advocating the “Dream Act” for immigration reform and in April she participated in an interview with NBC’s Rock Center for the same cause. Last year she also joined the governing board at Stanford University. She also serves on the White House Council for Community Solutions and also serves as president of the after-school program College Track, which she originally founded in 1997.
Although much of his donations remain a mystery to the general public, Steve Jobs contributed quite a bit to a variety of different philanthropic efforts.
Source: The New York Times
05-25-2013, 02:40 AM #2
This article will make the apple diehards feel better about the tax dodging scandal.
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05-25-2013, 04:47 AM #4
Only morons, uninformed liberals and socialists call it 'tax dodging'. Following the tax laws and regulations is NOT 'tax dodging'. I am sure both se23 and Christophxr determine their taxes and then write a check to the IRS for double what they owe.
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05-25-2013, 11:37 AM #6
America, Where the rich get rich, and every day the middle class becomes the other 99% of America - and people are too stupid to realize exactly how the system works, and too stupid to care about it.
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05-25-2013, 01:59 PM #7
So this is proof she is truly a gold digging...well, you know how it goes.
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05-26-2013, 08:56 AM #10
I love how every thread now somehow gets on the tax topic
05-26-2013, 04:38 PM #11
I bet these same people who have a problem with tax dodging also favor obamacare. Lol
05-26-2013, 07:58 PM #12
Allowing companies like Apple, GE, Pepco, Boeing ect ect to escape paying very little or NO, yes NO taxes is placing a higher burden on the consumer. After all, they are here to serve US, no the other way around. The issue is the consumer (including me) is a stupid animal that simply wants the goods. If we as a society decided we won't pay $500 dollars for a phone then it wouldn't cost $500. Sitting on a billion dollars in cash tells me one thing and one thing only. Apple is ripping off it's consumer base because it's consumer base is stupid and allows them to do so. It also means tax revenue that could go to offset the citizens tax liability stays in the corporation's pocket instead of benefiting the citizens they rip off. No I'm not talking socialism (even though I have those leanings), I'm talking about consumers taking back the power from billion dollar corporations by not paying their inflated costs and by demanding OUR elected officials, the ones that WE elect to serve US (who are currently serving those same billion dollar companies) change the tax code to ensure companies pay their fair share which would lower the tax burden on average citizens.
Those that want to bring up if we make them pay taxes they will leave.... so freakin what!! If that's the way they want it so be it. We simply put a tariff on all goods coming into this country that aren't produced in this country. As soon as the feel it in their pocket books they will see it's better to be in the US paying their taxes then out of the country and incurring crippling tariffs on their goods. Of course the only way this would be successful is if the stupid consumer stands up for themselves decides to NOT pay the high price. But alas we are stupid so will pay what ever it take to get what we want. Sad circle of sadness.
As far as his family donating money who give a crap. It's a tax write off for them so they lose nothing. Rich people aren't rich because they give away all their money.... those that believe that are morons. Now I'm not saying that they wouldn't give IF they didn't get a tax break but.... if you believe they would give in the same manner IF they didn't receive a GIANT tax break for doing so, I have some VERY nice beach front property here in Colorado to sell you at a GREAT price. PM me for details.
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05-27-2013, 12:55 AM #14
Let me change topic,
Steve Jobs is a Buddhism, and as a Buddhism, you have to donate and forget about it. It is just wrong to dwelling on the thought of donated money. It is even worse than stealing people money.
05-27-2013, 08:18 PM #15
Its because of people like you that nothing changes, you hold the rest of us back with these misplaced ideals; looking for a scape goat. If anything you should be kissing the ***** of the illegals that are around as they take on the jobs that the average american would not consider. If you want a small window to shed some light on how these corporations you seem to support so, check out Food Inc. These companies bus illegals as far north as Kentucky and Indiana as an example. How about the set structure and subsidizing of a key crop so much to the point that its cheaper to process than it is to grow in Mexico to the point that the Mexicans buy our produce putting people out of work and force them North.
Think before you "speak" as there are those impressionable enough that may take action ill advised. The Masses are unintelligent and prone to irrational behavior, we as they above average should take responsibility in what we say and project.
I've dated out of my race married to a mexican (permanent resident), worked as an illegal have been involved in a number of religious backgrounds and have been homeless at one point and have done it all on my own and the son of a Veteran mother (lesbian) of the military that is not recognized to get her benefits. The system is broken and people like you donot help the situation. I am the last person to present a weak argument where illegals are causing the downfall of the tax system and health care.
05-27-2013, 11:40 PM #16
Steve Jobs was a... "full on rapist"
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