You may love him or hate him, but there's no denying him. Steve Job has had a huge impact on the world.
But does he deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Einstein and Franklin? A man who has written books on all three says he does.
Walter Issacson, former chairman and CEO of CNN, editor of TIME magazine and most recently the author of "Steve Jobs" sat down with Fox26 before his lecture at U of H to make his case.
"Steve Jobs is not up there with Einstein in terms of one of the great geniuses in history, but he has transformed our lives by changing the music industry, by creating the first home computer, by changing the music industry, changing the phone industry." He says then there's the matter of creating a company in his parent's garage and turning it into the most valuable company in the world.
He says it's the creativity and vision and the ability to turn them into action that put him up there with the greats.
Jobs wasn't an engineer, but his passion and his vision brought htem into his company to create so many of the things that we simply have to have.
He says that creativity is what makes America great. "It's what we have to keep bringing it ot hte table. We used to be the world leader in education. Now we are number 17 or 18."
Who is next on Isaacson's list? Maybe Marc Zuckerberg.