Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple, was mentioned on the night of 25 January 2012 by US President Barack Obama during the 2012 State of the Union address.
As Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs watched on from the First Lady’s box, Obama said:
“We should support everyone who is willing to work, and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs.”
It is a great tribute from a President and a great honor for the person who received this tribute. Given all the impact Steve Jobs made with his vision, intellect and business acumen, he was worthy of receiving a tribute from the President.