UK Government had blocked recommendation after Jobs turned down offer to speak at an annual conference.
His employees may be calling him that already, but Steve Jobs had missed a chance to be rechristened with a ‘Sir’ prefix in 2009 after he had turned down an offer to speak at an annual conference held by the UK government.
A former Labour Party politician has spilled the beans on the UK government’s antics, saying they tried to get Jobs to speak at the conference, and when he turned it down, they gave it back tit-for-tat by blocking suggestion to present him with the knighthood for services to technology and design. It is not clear why Jobs turned down the offer, however.
If Steve Jobs had agreed and was made Knight, he would have joined the ranks of some of the most prolific personalities in the world, including his best buddy Bill Gates.