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Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs is the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc and former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, created one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven GUI (Graphical User Interface). After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business markets. NeXT's subsequent 1997 buyout by Apple Computer Inc. brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he has served as its CEO since then. Steve Jobs was listed as Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Businessman of 2007.

In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder until its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently the Walt Disney Company's largest individual shareholder and a member of its Board of Directors. He is considered a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries.

Jobs's history in business has contributed greatly to the myths of the quirky, individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of design while understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal. His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted following.

 

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Russell Brand -- I Didn't Commit a Crime, I Honored Steve Jobs

Russell Brand
I Didn't Commit a Crime, I Honored Steve Jobs

Russell Brand just kinda, sorta 'fessed up to the whole iPhone snatch and toss in New Orleans ... hilariously blaming Steve Jobs for the whole thing. Brand just tweeted, "Since Steve Jobs died I… READ MORE >

Steve Jobs' Estranged Father Clings to His Son's Legacy

Steve Jobs' Estranged Father
Clings to His Son's Legacy

Steve Jobs' biological father -- the man who put the former Apple CEO up for adoption as a baby -- can't let go of his son's memory ... gripping his iPhone 4 today outside a casino in… READ MORE >

- 1172 days ago
Steve Jobs -- Local Zen Center Holds Memorial in His iHonor

Steve Jobs
Zen Center Holds Memorial In His iHonor

Apple stores across the country were not the only places people went to mourn the passing of the great Steve Jobs -- a Zen Center in San Francisco held a memorial service to honor the genius,Jobs… READ MORE >

- 1173 days ago
Turtleneck Company: We're Using Steve Jobs to Fight Cancer!

Turtleneck Company
We're Using Steve Jobs To Fight Cancer!

Steve Jobs' shrewd fashion sense could soon save lives -- TMZ has learned, the company that manufactured his favorite turtlenecks now plans to donate some of their proceeds to cancer research ...… READ MORE >

- 1175 days ago
'Cake Boss' Bakes SWEET Memorial for Steve Jobs

'Cake Boss'
I Baked a SWEET Memorial For Steve Jobs

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro is honoring the memory of Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the tastiest way imaginable -- with a GIANT 18" Mac-themed cake.Valastro -- a self-professed Apple geek -- tells TMZ,… READ MORE >

- 1176 days ago
Steve Jobs -- Turtleneck Sales SKYROCKET After Death

Steve Jobs
Turtleneck Sales SKYROCKET After Death

You'd think Steve Jobs' death would destroy financial markets across the globe -- but TMZ has learned, one commodity has experienced a dramatic upsurge in sales today ... mock turtlenecks.You'll… READ MORE >

- 1176 days ago
Steve Wozniak -- STUNNED By Steve Jobs' Death

Steve Wozniak
STUNNED By Jobs' Death

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s been feeling like he’s been “clobbered over the head by a hammer” ... ever since he learned about the death of his friend Steve… READ MORE >

- 1176 days ago
Steve Jobs 'Died Peacefully' ... Says Family

Steve Jobs' Family
He Died 'Peacefully'

Steve Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family" .... the Apple mogul's family said in a statement. The family said, "In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago
Steve Jobs -- Dead at 56

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs
DEAD AT 56

Steve Jobs -- the mega-genius who co-founded Apple Inc. -- has died ... reps for the company have confirmed. Jobs was 56. Jobs suffered a number of serious health issues over the years. In 2004,… READ MORE >

- 1177 days ago
Stevie Wonder: It's a Case of Steve Jobs Leading the Blind

Stevie Wonder
It's a Case of Steve Jobs Leading the Blind

Stevie Wonder says Steve Jobs' vision has compensated for the absence of vision on the part of thousands of blind people everywhere.During a concert in L.A., Wonder said certain things Jobs'… READ MORE >

- 1196 days ago

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