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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

do you have any idea how much money it costs to ship a boat from Los Angeles to Monaco?

It's nothing to a billionaire. If I had that kind of scratch, I'd do it too.

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post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post

Steve Jobs also had a private jet.

Paid for by Apple and still owned by Apple. I'm guessing that Tim Cook is jetting around in it now. And other execs when the circumstances call for it.

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post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

I don't recall such a surge in speculation, merely the furious cracking of whips by the stock manipulators trying to rouse the dead horse.



I can understand Laurene wanting to finish the project if it's something she wanted herself but if it is because of what Steve wanted, there's little sense in having a boat without a captain.

You didn't think that Steve was going to be the "captain" did you? He would have hired a whole freaking crew (probably the best money could buy, according to his reputation) and relaxed on his yacht with the family.

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post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by techno View Post

I think you missed Marvin's meaning? Marvin did you mean that it would be no fun without Steve?

Life goes on, and I'm sure Mrs. Jobs would find a way to have fun on her yacht with family and friends all around her... even though she misses Steve.

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post #45 of 56
Appalling ostentation. All that money could be going to help others. Instead, Jobs, and now his widow, prefer to wallow in it. I hope it hits an iceberg and sinks.
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Originally Posted by ajmas View Post

iYacht?

Raymond Luxury Yacht
post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by popnfresh View Post

Appalling ostentation. All that money could be going to help others. Instead, Jobs, and now his widow, prefer to wallow in it. I hope it hits an iceberg and sinks.

How about you give with your own money instead of pretending you have the ability to tell others how to spend theirs. There's really nothing else to say in this argument.

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post #48 of 56
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Originally Posted by thompr View Post

Paid for by Apple and still owned by Apple.

You mean paid for by Apple and given to Steve Jobs as a bonus in December 1999 and now owned by Mrs. Jobs.
$90 million was charged as "executive bonus" for the quarter.
Steve was reimbursed for fuel/travel expenses when he used it for official Apple business but it was his personal property.
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I'm guessing that Tim Cook is jetting around in it now. And other execs when the circumstances call for it.

I'm guessing that Mrs. Jobs leases it back to Apple for Tim Cook and others to jet around when needed.

From the February 2000 10-Q for AAPL
"EXECUTIVE BONUS
In December 1999, the Company's Board of Directors approved a special executive bonus for past services for the Company's Chief Executive Officer in the form of an aircraft with a total cost to the company of approximately $90 million, the majority of which is not tax deductible. Approximately half of the total charge is the cost of the aircraft. The other half represents all other costs and taxes associated with the purchase."
post #49 of 56
Man, screw houses. Why have a single location when you could have this yacht and go to anywhere in the world you wanted?

Steve Jobs did spend his money on helping people. He funded millions of dollars into cancer research and his wife still does as well.

Why pour all that money away and not enjoy some of it yourself?

Hell, if Mrs Jobs doesn't want the boat I can guarantee that someone will buy it off her because it was Steve Job's boat.

That thing is sweet but I hope it's strong enough to handle the smashing of the wine bottle.
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by techno View Post

I think you missed Marvin's meaning? Marvin did you mean that it would be no fun without Steve?

Yeah, I didn't mean he'd literally be the captain. This seemed like Steve's idea and could easily have been a way for him to ensure he spent more time with his family. If that was the intention, the feeling of being aboard that yacht without him would be incredibly depressing, especially considering he didn't even get to see it finished.

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Originally Posted by jragosta

Maybe she's planning to take me along.....

I have no doubt you are exactly what a stunning, multi-billionairess widow is missing in her life.

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Originally Posted by Ividal

Why should he talk about an "Apple revolutionary product" when it is a personal project of Job's family? He knows the difference of that very well. Anybody knows in fact.

It was probably the only way to word it to avoid people narrowing it down quickly. Like when Steve said Apple had a 'product transition' when he meant stepping down for Tim to take over. It could also have been a misinterpretation. It was a French radio interview and he may have only mentioned that he met with Steve and there was secrecy and then people assumed he meant Apple.

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Originally Posted by thompr

Life goes on, and I'm sure Mrs. Jobs would find a way to have fun on her yacht with family and friends all around her... even though she misses Steve.

Maybe but they were married for 21 years. Waking up next to someone for 21 years and then have that change suddenly must leave a void that even the biggest yacht in the world can't fill. If it was me personally, I think I'd feel much worse with that particular yacht but then again, there might be some innovative technology on board that the world should see...

...like an Apple television set.

Thing is, the alternative is that all the money stays in digital accounts that can increase or decrease in value. Most of it is in Disney stock. It's probably wise to use a lot of it on physical assets no matter what they are.
post #51 of 56
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Originally Posted by lowededwookie View Post

That thing is sweet but I hope it's strong enough to handle the smashing of the wine bottle.

I've seen people mentioning that. That's not his yacht, is it? I thought that was just A yacht the company made.

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post #52 of 56
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I've seen people mentioning that. That's not his yacht, is it? I thought that was just A yacht the company made.

Not even that. It is a picture of a concept.
post #53 of 56
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Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post

Jobs was a great CEO. But for industrial design, he hired other people.

... and drove them batty by constantly micro-managing the design process.

Jobs didn't design anything by himself, but he was actively involved in the design of every Apple product developed during his time as CEO.
post #54 of 56
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Originally Posted by lightknight View Post

By given you mean "invested in a trust that helps schools/health institutions get better by buying Windows"?

You don't have any idea what you're talking about.

Do some research on what the Gates Foundation has invested in and all the good work they've done.
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post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post

Except for the ones that have sail boats - so much more zen.

But that is one ostentatious butt ugly boat.

I agree, but what would be even be more zen? Not to judge.
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post #56 of 56
A minimalist yacht. Now I've heard everything.
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