Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & EmploymentTechnology · 9 years ago

Mr Jobs - would he still be around?

If he kept say £50 million for himself, which is more than enough for a lifetime, and had put the rest of his personal wealth into something worthwhile like, let's say, Cancer Research, before he had been diagnosed, would he still be around today? I'd bet he would have. Shame he wasn't in it for helping cancer victims when he never had it.

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  • 9 years ago
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    In my opinion, it would not have mattered how much Steve Jobs donated to cancer research the result would be the same. Although medical research is making gains in the fight against cancer in general, pancreatic cancer is still pretty much a death sentence. That is one of the fallacies of wealth, it cannot buy what we value most. There are a lot of theories about high stress and Type A personalities leading to an early demise. It seems most of those who live to be 100 are just simple everyday folks. It is good to desire to wealthy, but not at the cost of your health, Achieving a balanced personality and lifestyle may be more rewarding in the long run that achieving wealth we will never spend. Best of luck The PracticaL Mentor

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