Originally Posted by Snowmen
Paragraph 1: That's because he was a control freak. Read a little bit about that aspect of his life. There's no way he would've allowed someone to run the business for him. Not saying he wasn't passionate about making money though, I'm sure he liked it.
Paragraph 2: He can keep it, but at least I hope his corporation, which probably focuses on the ideas of Saint Steve, won't pretend money is a side effect of being "awesome". To your question, how many do you want? A hundread? Let's start with these: Bill Gates, Gabe Newell and probably Steve Balmer, can't say he doesn't seem passionate. Also, if you have a couple dozen billions, why can't you try to help the world that made you so powerful? At least, some people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet understood that money isn't actually everything. If I recall correctly, Warren Buffet lives in his parents' home and drives a used Suburban. That's not being all about money, having something to show for. In this case, giving away most of it to others that need it.
What Bill is doing is pretty noble but the dude retired at 52, he's got a boatload of time to do so. Steve decided to just continue his passion of turning Apple around. I don't understand this perception if you have lots of money, you need to be a philanthropist or deemed evil. Anyone can be a philanthropist, you or I and guess what, you don't even need to have billions. I choose not to and I wouldn't think less of anyone if they also chose not to. But the people that argue philanthropy usually are the ones that don't practice it themselves, they leave it to the "RICH", or if the rich don't cough up, they call them greedy, selfish, evil. Yea, that makes sense.