Steve Jobs holding new iphone 4
Steve Jobs holding new iphone 4

Steve Jobs, co-founder/CEO of Apple Inc and CEO of Pixar, was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. Steve was adopted at birth by Paul and Clara Jobs. Steve grew up in Silicon Valley, known for its engineers. Jobs always had the mindset that he was special. His adoptive parents told him that he was adopted because he was special. In 1969 when Jobs was 14 he met Stephan Wozniak, a computer whiz. They were both interested in electronics. Steve decided to go to Reed College in Oregon, though he dropped out after one semester.

In 1976, Stephen Wozniak and Steve Jobs invented the Apple I Computer. After the Apple II was released Apple Inc started searching for experienced help for Apple. At that time, Apple's president Mike Markkula believed that Jobs lacked the discpiline needed to run Apple on a daily basis.

Jobs was fired from Apple and founded NeXT Computers with $7 million. Jobs and NeXT Computers created the NeXT Workstation. The NeXT Workstation was a software creator, known for being technologically advanced for its time. Jobs ran NeXT Computers with a commitment to perfection.

In 1997, Apple bought NeXT Computers for $429 million. Steve Jobs was back. Apple eventually expanded from computers and software to portable music players and cell phones. These expansions proved highly successful. In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, but remained at the company as chairman of the board. Jobs received only $1 a year as his salary, though he had 5.5 million shares of Apple and 138 million shares of Disney/Pixar. In 2010 Jobs was worth a whopping $8.3 billion, making him the 42nd richest American. Steve Jobs died in Pao Alto, CA on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. Jobs changed the way of life for many Americans with his advancement in technology, and will always be remembered as the pioneer of Apple.




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