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  • Voltaire Staff

Apple co-founder to get Serbian citizenship

Steve Wozniak. Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Apple Inc's co-founder, Steve Wozniak, will soon have a Serbian passport, as announced by Serbia's president.

Wozniak, known for his role in creating Apple alongside Steve Jobs, arrived in Serbia before the upcoming elections in the eastern European country in an apparent support to President Aleksandar Vučić and his right-wing governing party.

President Vučić proudly on Wednesday commented, "Now we can proudly say that a computer genius is a Serb."

Wozniak said he feels fortunate to be in Serbia and wishes to promote the country with his wife Janet, who will also obtain a passport. He mentioned becoming a Serb while living in the US.

Opposition parties criticised Wozniak's visit, suspecting payment for PR appearances from the government or ruling party. However, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić clarified that no payment was made to Wozniak for his visit.

Wozniak mentioned being invited by former Serbian tennis player Janko Tipsarević, a prominent member of Vučić's Serbian Progressive Party.

Wozniak, 73, experienced a mild stroke during a business conference in Mexico City in November.

After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak pursued various interests while remaining a strong advocate for the company and technology.

He engaged in activities such as participating in 'Dancing with the Stars' in 2009 and serving as a judge on the online show 'Unicorn Hunters,' assessing startup ideas from entrepreneurs.


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