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    Default A billionaire many times over

    Quoted from VOA news"
    "For a college dropout, Jobs did quite well. A billionaire many times over, Jobs was the ultimate salesman, a man who seemed to know what consumers wanted even before they did."
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    "There was so much more that was yet to come, even though he was so accomplished, and that is what we worry about now. Why?
    Because every product from Apple spoke like it was Steve Jobs. He was represented by this stuff, and I am not going to put out just some great stuff, it has got to be insanely great. That is how he wanted to appear to the world," said Wozniak.
    MY questions are:
    1.What does "A billionaire many times over" mean? I understand " many time over " means "sth happens repeatedly", so does that mean Steve Jobs has been a billionaire many times ? like he's a billionaire one time, and then next btime he's not, and after that he's a billionaire again, ao so on?
    2.what does "I" refer to , does it refer to Steve Job , or Wozniak?who 's gonna put out some insanely great stuff?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    He possessed many billion dollars. "A billionaire many times over" suggests that each of his individual billions made him, separately a billionaire.

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Quoted from VOA news"
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    "There was so much more that was yet to come, even though he was so accomplished, and that is what we worry about now. Why?
    Because every product from Apple spoke like it was Steve Jobs. He was represented by this stuff, and I am not going to put out just some great stuff, it has got to be insanely great. That is how he wanted to appear to the world," said Wozniak.
    MY questions are:

    2.what does "I" refer to , does it refer to Steve Job , or Wozniak?who 's gonna put out some insanely great stuff?
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    I=Steve Jobs.
    This is reported speech of Wozniak in which he mentions Jobs. Also: Jobs was the presenter whereas Wozniak was/is the inventor (they founded Apple together).

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    If he had "only" possessed a number of millions (I wish I had this sort of petty cash...) he could also be called a multi-millionaire. Would multi-billionaire also be possible by analogy?

    Not that a millionaire or billionaire many times over sounds bad, but if you need a shorter word, e.g. when writing to fit exactly the space available, would this be an alternative?

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    Quote Originally Posted by emka View Post
    If he had "only" possessed a number of millions (I wish I had this sort of petty cash...) he could also be called a multi-millionaire. Would multi-billionaire also be possible by analogy?
    Yes

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael84 View Post
    I=Steve Jobs.
    This is reported speech of Wozniak in which he mentions Jobs. Also: Jobs was the presenter whereas Wozniak was/is the inventor (they founded Apple together).
    But the speech was made by Wozniak,"I "should refer to the speech maker Wozniak. If "I "was intended to refer to Jobs, why not use he?
    "There was so much more that was yet to come, even though he (Jobs)was so accomplished, and that is what we worry about now. Why?
    Because every product from Apple spoke like it was Steve Jobs. He(Jobs) was represented by this stuff, and I (who?)am not going to put out just some great stuff, it has got to be insanely great. That is how he (Jobs)wanted to appear to the world," said Wozniak.
    Last edited by masterding; 19-Oct-2011 at 02:13. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: A billionaire many times over

    This would not be a particularly clear piece of writing, but it is from a speech. Wozniak would have made it clear in the way he uttered the words that he was speaking as Jobs. As he says, "That is how he (Jobs)wanted to appear to the world,"

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