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Steve Jobs refused Tim Cook's offer to donate liver
An upcoming biography about Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs reveals Tim Cook tried to give Jobs part of his liver, but Jobs refused.
Store attendants help customers at an Apple store selling the iPhone 6 in Beijing on October 23, 2014. During a trip to Shanghai last January, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he expects China to surpass the United States to become Apple's largest market. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., right, waves to customers while leaving the sales launch for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Inc. store in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Apple Inc.'s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones. The larger iPhone 6 Plus is already selling out at some stores across the U.S. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., left, and the band U2 gesture during a product announcement at Flint Center in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Apple Inc. unveiled redesigned iPhones with bigger screens, overhauling its top-selling product in an event that gives the clearest sign yet of the company's product direction under Cook. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 16: Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event on October 16, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the new iPad Air 2 tablet, iPad Mini 3 and a Retina iMac. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 02: Apple CEO Tim Cook walks off stage after speaking during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC which is typically a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. The conference runs through June 6. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 17: (CHINA OUT) Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., visits a China Mobile shop to celebrate the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on China Mobile's fourth generation (4G) network on January 17, 2014 in Beijing, China. Apple Inc. and China Mobile Limited, the world's largest carrier with over 760 million subscribers, signed a deal on December 23, 2013 after six years of negotiations. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., displays the iPad Air for a photograph during a press event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Apple Inc. introduced new iPads in time for holiday shoppers, as it battles to stay ahead of rivals in the increasingly crowded market for tablet computers. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while greeting customers during the launch of the iPhone 5c and 5s at the company's new Stanford Shopping Center store in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Apple Inc. attracted long lines of shoppers at its retail stores today for the global debut of its latest iPhones, in the company's biggest move this year to stoke new growth. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The man who took that big bite out of the apple, Steve Jobs, was offered a way to keep building his tech empire, but refused it.
Tim Cook, Apple's current CEO, offered Jobs part of his liver to help fight his pancreatic cancer – something Jobs refused to even consider immediately.
This was revealed in the upcoming biography, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader." The book includes interviews with Jobs' friends, including Cook, his family and some top people from Apple and Pixar.
Cook even went as far as getting tested, finding out he and Jobs had the same blood type. He then found the rate of liver transplant success is very high. He went to Jobs with the good news, but was flat out rejected.
In an excerpt from the book, posted by Fast Company since its executive editor is a co-author, it was revealed Cook said there wasn't even a hesitation to Jobs' decision:
"He doesn't think about it. It was not, 'Are you sure you want to do this?'... It was, 'No, I'm not doing that!' ... Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them."