Financial Times names Steve Jobs as Person of the Year
The Financial Times, a British financial publication, has crowned Steve Jobs, head and c0-founder of Apple, has “Person of the Year’.
The title, announced Thursday, symbolizes Jobs’ remarkable overhaul of the company, which was failing when Jobs took over as head for the second time. With the introduction of the iPad in January, Apple has continued to grow as the most preferred gadget company in the world.
The FT said little more than a decade ago, that Jobs and Apple were finished as a global empire. Along with the, the financial publication believed that Apple had run its course; merely a trend in a sea of electronic companies.
Now, even President Barack Obama has heralded Apple’s success, saying Wednesday that Steve Jobs is one of America’s celebrated personalities. Since returning to Apple, Jobs has introduced three revolutionary products, of which one is the iPad, currently sweeping the globe.
Launched in April, the iPad has seen more than 8 million copies sold and has become the latest must-have for technology gurus. Furthermore, Apple has seen widespread success with the iPhone and iPod and its computer brand, Mac has also jumped in its product success.
As the third largest global company in market terms, Apple has become a nearly $300 billion empire, sitting just behind ExxonMobil.