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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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Steve Jobs -- After the Resignation

Steve Jobs
After the Resignation

This picture of Steve Jobs was taken today -- two days after he resigned as the head honcho of Apple. In his resignation letter, Jobs said, the day finally came when he could no longer perform his… READ MORE >

Steve Wozniak: Jobs Needs Some 'Steve Time'

Steve Wozniak
Jobs Needs Some 'Steve Time'

Steve Wozniak says his fellow Apple co-founder Steve Jobs needs to relax in his retirement ... saying, "Steve needs now to just have some 'Steve time' ... He deserves it."After Jobs announced his… READ MORE >

- 1062 days ago
Apple Shaken to Core -- Steve Jobs Resigns

Steve Jobs
Apple Shaken to Core CEO Resigns

Hold on to your iPhones, iPads -- and most importantly, your Apple stock -- Steve Jobs is stepping down from his post as CEO.Jobs handed in his letter of resignation today, but will stay on as the… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave From Apple

Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave From Apple

Steve Jobs is leaving the helm of Apple to focus on his health -- but says he hopes "to be back as soon as [he] can."The CEO sent a letter to Apple employees announcing his leave of absence. In… READ MORE >

- 1282 days ago
Apple's Top Banana Back on the Jobs

Apple's Top Banana Back on the Jobs

For the first time since his liver transplant, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has put himself back in the spotlight -- taking center stage moments ago at an Apple event in San Francisco. Jobs took… READ MORE >

- 1777 days ago
Steve Jobs -- Big Man on Campus ... Again

Steve Jobs -- Big Man on Campus ... Again

UPDATE 10:03 AM: Apple stock is blowin' up -- it's now up 4.00 a share. UPDATE: Jobs' return seemed to be noticed on Wall St. -- right now (9:35 AM EST), the Apple stock is up 2.52 a share. Steve… READ MORE >

- 1818 days ago
Apple Unveils Movie Store, New iPods

Apple Unveils Movie Store, New iPods

After what seems like years of speculation and rumors, Steve Jobs finally revealed the movie store on Apple's iTunes. The company is clearly hoping the movie store does for motion pictures what… READ MORE >

- 2870 days ago

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