Originally Posted by david_e
Then why is the company worth more now than when he was alive?
Because the stock market in general has been moving up since his death. Also they are still living off SJ's ideas that were in the pipeline. The real test is still the come, let us talk again in two years. We have yet to see anything really new post-Jobs. I think it is hard to argue that SJ is not THE person responsible for Apple's success and that he will be hard to replace -- especially now that others are coming on strong.