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Mac tycoon a jewel in free-market crown, according to world leader

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Steve Jobs is the kind of rich guy America should celebrate, according to Barack Obama.

"We celebrate somebody like a Steve Jobs, who has created two or three different revolutionary products," he said in a digression from a speech about the US economy,

"We expect that person to be rich, and that's a good thing. We want that incentive. That's part of the free market."

A guy as rich as Steve Jobs can buy the President's time. On a political fundraising tour of Silicon Valley in October the Apple boss got a one-on-one with Obama.

Incidentally, Obama is a BlackBerry addict. ®

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