Barbara Walters names Steve Jobs ‘Most Fascinating Person of the Year’

It’s a first for Barbara Walters, naming someone who has passed on as person of the year. Turns out Walters is a little bit of a rule breaker herself, deciding that Jobs should be honoured with the title of ‘Person of the Year’ posthumously.

According to the report, Walters actually picked Jobs for her 18th annual list after he retired in August, prior to his death in early October. Walters wasn’t able to interview Jobs for the segment. Instead, she used clips from other Jobs conversations and spoke Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Walters said that she broke the rule about having a posthumous profile for Jobs. “Rules were made to be broken, and that’s certainly how Jobs lived his life,” Walters said in a preview of the program.

Jobs may have been snubbed by Time Magazine this year, but at least Walters took a moment to recognize Jobs’ accomplishments. How could she not? Everyone’s falling all over themselves trying to learn more about the man the last couple of months. The Jobs biography is absolutely destroying the charts over at Amazon.

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