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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive and 7 other surprising knighthoods
The visionary iPod designer becomes a Knight Commander of the British Empire, joining the ranks of Bill Gates, Charlie Chaplin, and Billy Graham
Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive and 7 other surprising knighthoods WPA Pool/Pool
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onathan Ive may "already be considered technology royalty amongst geeks," says Joanna Stern at ABC News. But now Apple's design guru is a British knight, too. Ive — noted for his work on slickly-designed gadgets like the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, and MacBook Air — was honored as a Knight Commander of the British Empire on Wednesday. Here, seven other surprising knights not named Paul or Elton:  

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