At the beginning of September, Apple announced the hire of industrial designer Marc Newson, a close friend of SVP of Design Jony Ive.

Newson, like Ive, has had his fair share of success leading up to his hire at Apple.

From exotic cars to coveted knighthoods, the London native has already lived a life most of us will only dream of.

Given his friendship with Ive, Newson is heading toward even higher echelons of money and fame.

Marc Andrew Newson was born in Sydney on Oct. 20, 1963.

He studied jewelry and sculpture at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1984.

In 1986 Newson debuted a piece of furniture for which he's now very famous, the Lockheed Lounge.

Then in 1987, he left Sydney and moved to Tokyo. There he met Apple design legend Jony Ive.

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