Steve Ballmer’s Greatest Hits

So long, Steve Ballmer. We'll miss you.

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The CEO of Microsoft is stepping down after a somewhat turbulent 13-year run plagued by investor criticism. Microsoft stock roseĀ 7% following news of his exit.

Are investors right, or does Steve Ballmer just get a bad rap? Let’s take a look at some of his finer moments that have been captured on video:

He is a tech visionary, able to see extraordinary potential even in competitors’ products:

He humbly yet masterfully speaks at conferences, taking the stage with a quiet dignity:

He realizes that without great software developers, hardware means nothing:

He’s great with kids:

He’s a natural salesman…

…with enough star power to warrant sequels:

So long, Steve Ballmer. We’ll miss you.