It's not easy to get a Jobs these days...
Perhaps no chief executive is identified more with a company, a brand, and even a technological way of life, than Steve Jobs is to Apple. Jobs co-founded the company with Steve Wozniak in 1977, and brought it back from a moribund state in the late 90s and early 2000s after a period of estrangement. In 2010 Apple passed Microsoft to become the second largest company on the S&P 500 in terms of market cap, behind only Exxon Mobil -- a development, should you have suggested its possiblity, that would have pegged you as a deluded zealot during the financially lean years of Jobs' Apple exile.
That's why the news that the Apple CEO is taking a third medical leave of absence is the lead story on the web sites of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Financial Times of London, to name three.
Jobs has been battling cancer for at least six years. He underwent a liver transplant in 2008.