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Former British PM Refused Steve Jobs A Knighthood

Posted in Apple News on 01/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan


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According to a report in The Telegraph, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown yanked a possible knighthood from Steve Jobs. Apparently Mr. Brown was upset that Jobs turned down his approach to speak at a Labour Party convention, and promptly threw his toys out of the pram.

A former senior Labour MP said..

Mr Jobs was put forward for the honour by the MP for services to technology. Apple is credited with revolutionising the industry in recent years with its iPhone and iPad devices, which have unleashed a boom in mobile internet usage. Apple has been the only major global company to create stunning consumer products because it has always taken design as the key component of everything it has produced. No other CEO has consistently shown such a commitment.

If Jobs were to be knighted, he would join an exclusive club that includes Steven Spielberg, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Ronald Reagan, and Benito Mussolini.

An Italian Fascist who played a considerable part in WW2 has a knighthood, but the man who gave us the iPhone doesn’t. Makes sense I suppose!

  • Matt

    Mussolini's knighthood was withdrawn in 1940. Fact check first?


Cormac Moylan

Cormac is the head honcho behind MacTrast. Based in Cork, Ireland, his first foray into the Apple world was way back in 2006 when he purchased an iMac followed by a Macbook around 4 weeks later. He currently owns a Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. But he prefers to buy watches. Go figure!