The Roller Coaster Relationship Between Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Had A Bittersweet Ending

9. One Last Goodbye

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When Jobs died on October 5, 2011, Gates was distraught at losing both a spirited professional rival and a close friend. During an episode of 60 Minutes, he talked about his last encounter with Jobs. “He showed me the boat he was working on and how he was looking forward to being on it,” he told host Charlie Rose.


10. Longtime Respect

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Before Jobs passed away, Gates sent him a message to thank him for being a great person. “I told Steve about how he should feel great about what he had done and the company he had built,” Gates told The Telegraph. The Apple titan was so touched by the action that he left the note at his bedside.

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