Steve Jobs is the co-founder of Apple. Apple is the reason I have my phone, and my dad's old laptop, and my iPad for school. Apple, today, is the most valuable company in the world. To be the co-founder of that big of a company is definitely an outstanding achievement. Also, Steve Jobs is admired for courage because he dropped out of college because he had faith that things would be okay. Lastly, he has noble qualities like being philanthropic when he donated money to charity. The definition of a hero is a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. So, Steve Jobs is definitely a hero.
This video talks about Steve Job's whole life. It highlights the parts where he is kicked out of Apple. Instead of just giving up, or finding another small job, he just got right to work and started a whole new company. I think that he is hardworking and persistent which is some of his noble qualities. I only ranked this video at 5 because its main focus was just everything about Steve Jobs, not that Steve Jobs was a good person.
This article mentions why Steve Jobs wasn't a very public donor/philanthropist. It says that Steve Jobs actually did donate money, he just was private about it. I can understand that because I don't post on the internet every time I give money to a homeless person. This article says that Steve Jobs was going to donate money, but cancer ended his life prematurely. And even after he died, a lot of the money he made was donated by his wife, Loraine. So, Steve Jobs did help donate money to charities, he just didn't always actively and publicly do so. This shows that Steve Jobs has noble qualities. I only ranked this 4 because it only covered the money that Steve Jobs donated to charity instead of the other great thing she did for the world.
The article above covers all the ways Steve Jobs helped people and charities, even if he wasn't a big donor. For example, think of how many jobs he created with Apple, for people who could have ended up being unemployed otherwise. Also, all the technology Apple produced probably helped the charities he didn't donate to more than some money. So, I think he is heroic in that sense as he really did help people indirectly. I ranked this 3 because it didn't have anything special, but it didn't have any drawbacks either.
This article claims that Steve Jobs is a Pilanthropist. This is because he contributed to humanity in so many ways that other big donors didn't. He gave the world technology that has been used to saved many lives, save lots of time, and make life overall more pleasant. Philanthropy is definitely a noble quality, so Steve Jobs is heroic. I ranked this 2 because it focused a lot on the fact that Steve Jobs was philanthropic which is one of the characteristics of a hero I learned in class.
This article by the Huffignton Post mainly goes over Steve Jobs's great leadership skills and techniques. It highlights the fact that he was not only very charismatic, but he made sure that his company didn't rely on him so much that they couldn't run without him. I think that was a very noble action. Also, the Huffington post is a very well respected online news site and they said "Steve Jobs was a hero, not only to the people who worked for him, but also for all the people whose lives were transformed by the products he and his company created." I agree with that because he definitely changed my life with his products. The fact that he has noble qualities and is admired by the Huffington Post, I think, makes him a hero. I ranked this article 1 because it specifically argues that Steve Jobs was a hero.