Haute 100 San Francisco Update: Steve Jobs

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Steve Jobs is constantly and consistently influencing consumer electronics and has established himself as the most powerful man in business, but today we’re veering away from the tech world to focus on design.

Steve Jobs

Category: Billionaires
Company: Apple
Industry: Technology

What Makes Him Haute: You don’t need us to tell you the background about why he’s haute. What he’s been up to in 2010 to keep his haute factor relevant is the ongoing teasers, official announcements and updates regarding Apple’s new iPad, with the WiFi model that went on sale April 3,and the 3G version not far behind it. Only time will tell if Apple can once again deliver on its hype.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Steve Jobs is a man with business on the mind. He has made successful, to say the very least, forays into multifarious industries including music, Hollywood, retail, and of course, computers and wireless phones. But where does the Apple CEO plan on retreating to after a hard day’s work? Ensuing his victory in a long-drawn-out battle with preservationists, Jobs is transforming a 17,250-square-foot, 1925 Spanish colonial mansion in Woodside into a modest five-bedroom, 4,190-square-foot pad, and has hired Pennsylvania-based architectural firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to help him do so. The same firm worked on Bill Gates’ waterfront mansion in Medina in the ’90s, has worked for Jobs on several Apple stores, including the illustrious shop on Fifth Avenue, and is designing Seattle’s latest City Hall. Jobs is expected to pour $8.45 million into the renovation.
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