Newsletter #100 : validates my intelligence by steve jobs


Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

I make 50 cents for showing up and the other 50 cents is based on my performance.

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.

Steve Jobs