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Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, is enjoying a summer vacation on the French Riviera


Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was spotted aboard her $ 110 mega-yacht Venus during a summer vacation on the French Riviera.

Together with friends and family on board the 250 meter long luxury yacht, Powell basked in the scorching Mediterranean sun on Tuesday in front of Cannes.

The 56-year-old billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist wore a chic straw sun hat, oversized round sunglasses, and a black one-piece swimsuit, completing the look with a colorful sarong.

The sunny vacation came just two months after Powell, along with three other Silicon Valley billionaires, announced ambitious data collection efforts to support the Democratic Party and support Joe Biden's attempt to defeat President Donald Trump in the November election.

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was spotted on the French Riviera on Tuesday

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was spotted on the French Riviera on Tuesday

Powell's $ 110 million mega-yacht Venus cruised off the coast of Cannes in the Mediterranean

Powell's $ 110 million mega-yacht Venus cruised off the coast of Cannes in the Mediterranean

The billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, 56, wore a chic straw sun hat, oversized round sunglasses, and a black swimsuit with a colorful sarong

The billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, 56, wore a chic straw sun hat, oversized round sunglasses, and a black swimsuit with a colorful sarong

The crew members waited attentively as Powell had lunch with her friends and family under a canopy on the main deck

The crew members waited attentively as Powell had lunch with her friends and family under a canopy on the main deck

The slim ship is made of lightweight aluminum, and Jobs commissioned the chief engineer of his Apple stores to develop special glass that could be used to install the ship with ten-foot-high windows above the hull

The slim ship is made of lightweight aluminum, and Jobs commissioned the chief engineer of his Apple stores to develop special glass that could be used to install the ship with ten-foot-high windows above the hull

In his last years, Steve Jobs said to his biographer Walter Isaacson: "I know that I may die and leave Laurene in a semi-built boat. But I have to keep going. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die. & # 39;

In his last years, Steve Jobs said to his biographer Walter Isaacson: "I know that I may die and leave Laurene in a semi-built boat. But I have to keep going. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die. & # 39;

This week Powell and Jobs & # 39; daughter Eve, who is starting her senior year at Stanford University, and a number of Eve's young friends came to her on Venus.

Eve wore a sparse green bikini, a gold anklet on her left ankle and a white HUF ball cap that said "F *** it!" on the front with an American flag on the side.

The group enjoyed the sun on the deck of the luxury yacht, and Eve went out on the waves with a friend on a jet ski.

The group gathered for lunch in the shadow of a white canopy on the main deck of the yacht.

Powell was widowed after Apple founder Steve Jobs died in October 2011 at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. They had three children together and Powell is also the stepmother of Jobs & # 39; daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

When Jobs died, most of his fortune went to his wife, making her one of the 50 richest people in the world.

The Venus was Steve Jobs & # 39; last masterpiece after commissioning it in 2008 and carefully designing it with French superstar product designer Philippe Starck

The Venus was Steve Jobs & # 39; last masterpiece after commissioning it in 2008 and carefully designing it with French superstar product designer Philippe Starck

The crew members humbly served the holiday billionaire and her guests on board the superyacht Venus

The crew members humbly served the holiday billionaire and her guests on board the superyacht Venus

Powell married Jobs in 1991 – ten years before the first iPod was released – and now manages an estimated $ 18.5 billion in assets.

In addition to Venus, she owns two private jets, four large properties and a large stake in the Walt Disney Company.

The Venus was Steve Jobs & # 39; last masterpiece after commissioning it in 2008 and carefully designing it with French superstar product designer Philippe Starck.

He did not survive until the ship was completed and launched and died of pancreatic cancer before the work was completed in 2012.

Powell married Jobs in 1991 - ten years before the first iPod was released - and now manages an estimated $ 18.5 billion in assets

Powell married Jobs in 1991 - ten years before the first iPod was released - and now manages an estimated $ 18.5 billion in assets

Powell married Jobs in 1991 – ten years before the first iPod was released – and now manages an estimated $ 18.5 billion in assets

In addition to Venus, Powell owns two private jets, four large properties and a large stake in Walt Disney

In addition to Venus, Powell owns two private jets, four large properties and a large stake in Walt Disney

Powell and other members of her group took a Zodiac vehicle on the water at one point during the trip

Powell and other members of her group took a Zodiac vehicle on the water at one point during the trip

Powell laughs in the sunshine and enjoys the sunshine on the French Riviera on Tuesday

Powell laughs in the sunshine and enjoys the sunshine on the French Riviera on Tuesday

Helpful crew members support Powell on board Venus after an excursion in a Zodiac vehicle

Helpful crew members support Powell on board Venus after an excursion in a Zodiac vehicle

In his last years, Steve Jobs said to his biographer Walter Isaacson: “I know that I may die and leave Laurene in a semi-built boat. But I have to keep going. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die. & # 39;

The slim ship is made of lightweight aluminum, and Jobs commissioned the chief engineer of his Apple stores to develop special glass that would allow the ship to be installed with ten-foot-high windows above the hull.

As a thank you, Jobs & # 39; family distributed a custom iPod shuffle with the name of the yacht to each member of the crew involved in building the yacht. Everyone came with a note thanking them for their "hard work and craftsmanship".

In 2012, Venus in Amsterdam was briefly confiscated from designer Starck in a dispute over unpaid bills, but the problem was resolved after a few days.