I mean, some people say, 'Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.' And, you know, I think it wouldn't be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that's what I try to do.
Where: Fortune, March 7, 2008
Roughly four months before appearing at the World Wide Developers Conferece in 2008, where his declining health was physically apparent, Jobs made clear the infrastructure in place at Apple would allow the company to survive beyond his life. Given his staunch attention to detail and perfectionist character, it's safe to say Jobs weeded out the weak links and left the Apple dynasty in good hands.