An Emotional Bill Gates Talks About Steve Jobs on '60 Minutes'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was interviewed by Charlie Rose on this week's edition of the long-running television news program 60 Minutes, and part of the interview focused on Gates' relationship with Steve Jobs, including a few details of their final conversation before Jobs passed away in 2011.

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Gates grew emotional as he recalled visiting Jobs just before his death. The billionaire welled up as he described their last conversation, which he described as "forward-looking."

"He showed me the boat he was working on," said Gates, "and talked about how he's looking forward to being on it, even though we both knew there was a good chance that wouldn't happen."


Embedded above is a "60 Minutes Overtime" follow-up interview of Charlie Rose talking about Gates and Jobs, interspersed with Jobs-related clips from the Gates interview. The full segment of Rose interviewing Gates is also available.

Top Rated Comments

Steve J0bs Avatar
143 months ago
Man, I miss Steve.
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
143 months ago
The story about Jobs turning down a dinner with Gates is classic.

The full 60 Minutes interview is really interesting. Gates seems far more energized now than he ever seemed to be at Microsoft, and I have great admiration for what he's doing.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Meandmunch Avatar
143 months ago
I wish you nothing but the best Bill, I hope you have the most amazing and productive years of your life ahead of you, the world needs more like you.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandboxGeneral Avatar
143 months ago
I like Bill Gates (and Steve Jobs too). I think Bill is a class act, humble respectable and genuine. That was a nice interview.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
143 months ago
This is hilarious. They are interviewing the interviewer about someone else he interviewed.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rpe33 Avatar
143 months ago
RIP Steve. These people just won't leave you alone


He's an icon, he will always be talked about.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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