Steve Jobs Taking Leave of Absence for medical reasons

By Detector | 17 January 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is once again taking a leave of absence from the company for medical reasons. Earlier today, Jobs sent the absence e-mail, according to the Apple statement:


At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.


When jobs was absent from Apple in 2009, the Apple shares was valuated below $80 per share. Today, Apple market value is more than a $300 per share, and Apple is second most valuable company in the world.

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