Bill Gates Remembers Steve Jobs Warmly, Despite Rivalry and a Canceled Dinner Date

In an interview on 60 Minutes


While CBS's Charlie Rose spent the majority of his talk with Bill Gates discussing his charitable work curing diseases and making toilets, the "60 Minutes" segment on Sunday eventually turned to the Microsoft co-founder's tumultuous relationship with that other great tech co-founder, Apple's Steve Jobs.

"He and I, in a sense, grew up together," Gates said. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies, and achieved all of it. Most of it as rivals, but we always retained a certain respect, communication."