Meet the French Steve Jobs, Xavier Niel


Xavier Niel is a French entrepreneur. He has been called the French Steve Jobs. He’s definitely a character to behold.

He began his career in the 80s as he operated adult chat services on the internet. Soon after, he launched Freeview, which was a set-top box that combined internet, phone and television services at a low cost. This was helpful in that it drove prices down.

Now the China Post reports that he is taking to the mobile phone market. That’s interesting given the ever rising popularity of smartphones. He’s constantly striving to improve services, which is why many are comparing him to the late Apple CEO.

He hopes to make phone service much more affordable. However, it’s going to take some time and work. You can read the full report here.

Oh yeah, he also owns 50 percent of the song ‘My Way.’

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