Celebrities, CEOs & a former president attended Steve Jobs memorial

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
A private memorial for Steve Jobs, held Sunday at Stanford Memorial Church, was attended by a long list of notable people, including politicians, actors, musicians and peers of the late Apple co-founder.



Though Apple was "tight-lipped" about the hundreds of people who attended the event, Apple 2.0 obtained some of the names of those who attended. They include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Google CEO Larry Page, and Adobe co-founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke.



Also in attendance was former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who also remains a member of Apple's board of directors. Actor Tim Allen, who plays the character Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" films by Pixar -- a company acquired by Jobs in 1986 and sold to Disney for $7.4 billion in 2006 -- was also present.



Bono, lead singer of the band U2, was there as well. U2 and Apple have been closely tied for years, with songs by the band appearing in Apple's commercials, and a special U2-branded iPod was released by the company in 2004.



Others present included actor Stephen Fry, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, former California first lady Maria Shriver, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, and singer Joan Baez.



News of the memorial for Jobs was first revealed last week. Though Apple was secretive about the event, Apple 2.0 reported that a local news helicopter circled overhead Sunday during the service at Stanford Memorial Church.



Sunday's memorial was an opportunity for a larger number of people to pay their respects to Jobs. A smaller service, featuring family and friends of the late Apple co-founder, was held earlier this month, just a few days after he passed away.







Jobs died on Wednesday, Oct. 5 after a long bout with cancer. He was 56 years old. The list of some memorial attendees follows in alphabetical order:



Tim Allen, actor

Joan Baez, folksinger

Bono, U2 frontman

Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit

Bill Clinton, former President

Ron Conway, founder of Angel Investors

Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell

Rahm Emmanuel, mayor of Chicago

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

Scott Forstall, Apple senior vice president

Stephen Fry, actor

Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft

Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founder

Al Gore, former Vice President

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar

Jon Miller, chief technical officer of News Corp.

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp.

Larry Page, CEO of Google

Maria Shriver, former first lady of California

Larry Sonsini, Silicon Valley attorney

John Warnock, Adobe co-founder
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 53
    as much as i like to see so many people attend, gtfo micheal dell. Your obviously there as a publicity stunt. I would not want someone i hate attending my funeral for sure
  • Reply 2 of 53
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,903member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pooman625 View Post


    as much as i like to see so many people attend, gtfo micheal dell. Your obviously there as a publicity stunt. I would not want someone i hate attending my funeral for sure



    Every time I read something like this I get a jolt as I keep blocking out that Steve is gone and I am suddenly forced to recognize the truth.



    Re Dell: Is there something we are missing regarding his apparent self injection into all of this? Was he secretly a great friend of Steve and we didn't know? I find it hard to believe the organizers would allow him in without there being some connection beyond self publicity. Or maybe anyone could go.
  • Reply 3 of 53
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Every time I read something like this I get a jolt as I keep blocking out that Steve is gone and I am suddenly forced to recognize the truth.



    Re Dell: Is there something we are missing regarding his apparent self injection into all of this? Was he secretly a great friend of Steve and we didn't know? I find it hard to believe the organizers would allow him in without there being some connection beyond self publicity. Or maybe anyone could go.



    he can't exactly invite himself....soooo
  • Reply 4 of 53
    I still can't quite believe he's gone...



    Rest in peace, Mr Jobs.



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  • Reply 5 of 53
    Michael Dell? Rupert Murdoch?? Ugh. I also thought Apple and U2 had a falling-out, and as a result U2 dumped Apple and teamed with CrackBerry instead.
  • Reply 6 of 53
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,621member
    Many tech website posts, mainly by self-appointed critics, try to minimize the innovations and accomplishments of Jobs and Apple. They try to argue that Steve Jobs didn't really do much of anything. You know, the "tablets were around years before the iPad" talking point. But this partial list of memorial attendees proves otherwise. These people, especially Michael Dell, know that Steve Jobs turned their worlds upside-down and inside-out. He showed many of them, like Bill ("I want Mac!") Gates, the way to do it right.
  • Reply 7 of 53
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 8 of 53
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,483member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Every time I read something like this I get a jolt as I keep blocking out that Steve is gone and I am suddenly forced to recognize the truth.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by asterion View Post


    I still can't quite believe he's gone...



    Big-time ditto. I still struggle with it daily, if not hourly. And this is coming from a Windows guy (and iPhone fanatic).
  • Reply 9 of 53
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    Michael Dell? Rupert Murdoch?? Ugh. I also thought Apple and U2 had a falling-out, and as a result U2 dumped Apple and teamed with CrackBerry instead.



    Yeah.. that's pretty smug of you. Perhaps you should have an open mind.
  • Reply 10 of 53
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 11 of 53
    ajitmdajitmd Posts: 365member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pooman625 View Post


    as much as i like to see so many people attend, gtfo micheal dell. Your obviously there as a publicity stunt. I would not want someone i hate attending my funeral for sure



    I can not believe that the snake(s) in the grass from Google would have the nerve to show up. It is one thing to compete, but another to pretend to be a friend and then double cross.
  • Reply 12 of 53
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Mostly elitest scum on that list. Shame.
  • Reply 13 of 53
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 14 of 53
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    You do understand the ceremony was invite only, right? So, somebody at Apple invited the guy. I wonder why. Perhaps, Jobs and Dell got along OK. Dell was one of the first people to publicly repay respect to Jobs.



    Further, that whole comment where Dell said he would shut Apple down and give the money back to shareholders was 1) taken out of context, and 2) somewhat understandable coming from a competitor and considering Apple's dire financial circumstances.



    Finally, competitors who sometimes are friends often times say things publicly in the context of computing, but that doesn't undermine their personal relationship. Haven't you ever heard an opposing team that they might as well not even show up?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pooman625 View Post


    as much as i like to see so many people attend, gtfo micheal dell. Your obviously there as a publicity stunt. I would not want someone i hate attending my funeral for sure



  • Reply 15 of 53
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    Originally Posted by pmz View Post


    Mostly elitest scum on that list. Shame.



    You wrote what I was thinking.
  • Reply 16 of 53
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Tim Allen, actor

    Joan Baez, folksinger

    Bono, U2 frontman

    Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit

    Bill Clinton, former President

    Ron Conway, founder of Angel Investors

    Tim Cook, Apple CEO

    Michael Dell, CEO of Dell

    Rahm Emmanuel, mayor of Chicago

    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

    Scott Forstall, Apple senior vice president

    Stephen Fry, actor

    Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft

    Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founder

    Al Gore, former Vice President

    John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar

    Jon Miller, chief technical officer of News Corp.

    Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp.

    Larry Page, CEO of Google

    Maria Shriver, former first lady of California

    Larry Sonsini, Silicon Valley attorney

    John Warnock, Adobe co-founder



    The biggest whole in this list is Woz, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Burrell, Capps, etc. the original Mac team. The omission of one or two of these is understandable but to see none of them makes me wonder about this acknowledged "partial" list.
  • Reply 17 of 53
    why are people asking why X person attended?

    So what if things were said in public in the spirit of business competition.

    Doesnt stop people being friends outside of this and having respect for eachother



    Thats whats wrong with most of you these days. No Respect and cant separate aspects of lives.

    Just because they compete with eachother healthily in public, doesnt mean that they cant meet for a coffee after and share a laugh



    you expect them to be mortal enemies and "hate" eachother. Get a grip. They probably meet and laugh at how they play you fools against each other like a fiddle. I know I would.



    ah crap, i'm just cranky because he is gone. ignore me.
  • Reply 18 of 53
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member
    Apple still sells the RED iPod. People might also remember Dell at one time sold Apple's iPod. I am sure that was made possible by Jobs and Dell talking, perhaps even developing a relationship.





    People also might not remember but President Clinton and Hillary stayed with Jobs at his home when they attended their daughter's graduation at Stanford.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yours Smugly View Post


    Michael Dell? Rupert Murdoch?? Ugh. I also thought Apple and U2 had a falling-out, and as a result U2 dumped Apple and teamed with CrackBerry instead.



  • Reply 19 of 53
    Rupert Murdoch?



    Say it ain't so!
  • Reply 20 of 53
    I was just reading one story that said that Page and his Wife were detained and questioned by police because they forgot their invitations.
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