Steve Jobs Not Noble Enough For Knighthood?

By Chris Cook - Mar 1, 2011

In the past and even today great people have always been honored for the great things they have achieved or for outstanding contribution to certain things. There is no greater than the honor of being Knighted and it appears as though in 2009 Apple CEO Steve Jobs was suggested for this honor but was denied honorary British Knighthood by the ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

This news comes from a recent article in The Telegraph which says that according to an unnamed UK Labour party MP, the then Prime Minister had invited the Apple CEO to speak at an annual conference held by the Labour party but was turned down. So when it came to the request for Jobs to receive Knighthood for services to technology Brown said no.

The ex-MP who put forward the request suggested that Steve Jobs had earned the title due to his consistent commitment to producing products that take design as a key component. No other CEO has shown this much effort he claims. Bill Gates received a similar honor back in 2005.

Both Apple and Brown’s office have kept silent on the matter, so the claims have not been commented on. How true are these claims? Do you think Steve Jobs deserves an honorary Knighthood? Let us know what you think.

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