Late Co-Founder of Apple, and celebrated innovator
Steve Jobs was the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Computers, known for the Macintosh computer line, the iPad, and the iPod. There are various memes and image macros that include Jobs and Apple products; and he is venerated by Apple's legendary fanbase.
Born February 24, 1955, Jobs grew up and went to school in Silicon Valley. In 1974, Jobs took a position at Atari. By 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak had founded Apple Computer. In the mid-1980s, Jobs left Apple and went on to form NeXT, a high-end computer company, focused on the educational market. In 1996, Apple had been suffering low sales, as had NeXT, and Apple bought out NeXT, therefore returning Jobs to his position at Apple. Under Jobs' leadership, Apple flourished as a lifestyle brand, and as a personal electronics manufacturer.
Rise to fame
On October 5, 2011, Jobs died at his Cupertino home of pancreatic cancer. He had left his position at Apple in August, 2011, to focus on returning to health.
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
Jobs has stated that using LSD was one of the most important things he had done in his life.
- Born February 24, 1955
- Went to Reed College, but never graduated
- He became a Buddhist in the mid-1970s
- Owned Pixar from 1986 - 2006
- Died October 5, 2011
- Jobs was adopted at birth
- His sister is award-winning novelist Mona Simpson