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Jobs Makes Apple Go: Warren Buffett



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    SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 11: Billionaire investor Warren Buffett talks as Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton listens onstage at a fund-raising event December 11, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The junior U.S. senator from New York was joined by Buffet, who has not endorsed Clinton and has also hosted a fundraiser for Clinton's chief rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Buffet has called both candidates "presidential." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Just how important is Steve Jobs to Apple? Well if you ask one of the world's richest men, he is incredibly important.

    Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett said in an interview with CNBC that Jobs is to tech what Steven Spielberg is to Hollywood.

    Buffett was speaking as Apple prepares to unveil its updated iPad tablet computer Wednesday morning.

    While many are wondering if Jobs will attend the event, which is reportedly something he is mulling, others across the pond are arguing whether Apple designer Jonathan Ive is more important to the company at this point than Jobs.

    Buffet doesn't seem to think so. While he admitted to not following the company too closely, he said Jobs talents and vision are the driving force behind Apple's success over the past 15 years.