Actors, Musicians, CEOs and Former Presidents Pay Respects at Steve Jobs Memorial


Stanford Memorial Church courtesy of Jill Clardy on Flickr
Stanford Memorial Church courtesy of Jill Clardy on Flickr

A Steve Jobs memorial held at Stanford Memorial Church on Sunday attracted a huge number of people who came to pay their respects to Apple’s former CEO and co-founder. Among them were a long list of celebrities, musicians, CEOs, and even a former president.

While Apple has remained relatively secretive about the event, Apple 2.0 claims to have obtained a list of names who attended the event, including former U.S. president Bill Clinton; U.S. vice president Al Gore, who is a current member of Apple’s board of directors; actor Tim Allen, who plays Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies; British actor Stephen Fry; and Bono, lead singer of the band U2.

CEOs and chairmen from rival companies also turned out to pay their respects, including Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft; Larry Page, CEO of Google; John Warnock and Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founders; Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO; and Michael Dell, CEO of Dell.

Sunday’s memorial allowed a huge number of people to come and pay their respects to Steve, while a smaller service for close friends and family members was held earlier this month, just days after Steve passed away.

The list of memorial attendees, according to Apple 2.0, included:

  • Tim Allen, actor
  • Joan Baez, folksinger
  • Bono, U2 frontman
  • Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit
  • Bill Clinton, former President
  • Ron Conway, founder of Angel Investors
  • Tim Cook, Apple CEO
  • Michael Dell, CEO of Dell
  • Rahm Emmanuel, mayor of Chicago
  • Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle
  • Scott Forstall, Apple senior vice president
  • Stephen Fry, actor
  • Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft
  • Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founder
  • Al Gore, former Vice President
  • John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar
  • Jon Miller, chief technical officer of News Corp.
  • Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp.
  • Larry Page, CEO of Google
  • Maria Shriver, former first lady of California
  • Larry Sonsini, Silicon Valley attorney
  • John Warnock, Adobe co-founder