Describe a famous person that you are interested in.
You should say:
Who this person is
How you got to know this person
What sort of life he/she had before he/she became famous
How this person became famous
And explain why you like this person
1.How do people become famous?
2.What qualities do (all or most or many) famous people have in common?
3.Do you think people are famous as a result of their real talent or are they famous for some other reasons?
When it comes to famous people I take interest in, the first name that comes to my mind is Steve Jobs. As we all know, he is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
I got to know him through a speech he delivered at a commencement in Stanford University. I have to say that the speech was very inspiring and impressive, full of wisdom about how to live a life with dignity. His ending sentence in that very speech ‘stay hungry, stay foolish’, has also become my motto about life.
Before he became famous, Jobs experienced many hardships early in his life. His biological mother who was an unwed student, gave him up for adoption. Later, he dropped out of Reed College for his family couldn't afford the expensive tuition fees, and Jobs himself also lost faith in the value of college education. The experience of being poor was not at all romantic, as Jobs recalled. He couldn't afford a dorm room in college, and has been forced to sleep on the floor in one friend’s room. When things got worse, he even tried recycling Coke bottles to earn some money so that he could buy food with.
Speaking of how he became famous, Jobs co-founded Apple with Wozniak in the year 1976 to sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. They gained fame and wealth a year later for the success of Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers in the world. Later in his life, Jobs continued his legend in the field of high technology, unceasingly bringing people dozens of stunning high-tech products, making his way out of millions of competitors, and finally becoming a tech giant no one dares to despise.
As for the reason why I take him as my icon is that, he has the courage to follow his instinct and has great passion for his job. This inspires me because in order to do a great job, we must first learn to love what we do. Besides, his sticking to what he loves no matter how bad things got, also teaches me to never let go of what I truly love.