|Born||Steven P. The MacBook Air is a thin lightweight Macintosh Notebook computer designed by Apple. Produced by Boston -based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is a trade show dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform with conference tracks held Jobs|
February 24, 1955 
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.|
|Net worth||▼US $5. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 4 billion (2008 Forbes) |
Steven P. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Jobs (February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Lucasfilm Limited' is an American Film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco California Pixar Animation Studios is a CGI animation production company based in Emeryville California.  He remained CEO and majority shareholder until its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  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. Computer industry is a collective term used to describe the whole range of businesses involved in developing Computer software, designing Computer hardware and The entertainment industry (much of which is informally known as show business or show biz) consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to Entertainment Steve Jobs was listed as Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Businessman of 2007. Fortune is a Global Business Magazine published by Time Inc's Fortune|Money Group Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Jobs' 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. For the valley nicknamed "Silicone Valley" see San Fernando Valley. An entrepreneur is a person who has possession over a company enterprise, or Venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome Design is used both as a Noun and a Verb. The term is often tied to the various Applied arts and Engineering (See design disciplines His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted following. 
Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, helped popularize the personal computer in the late '70s. A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated In the early '80s, still at Apple, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven GUI (Graphical User Interface). Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consumer In Computing, a mouse (plural mice, mouse devices, or mouses)  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 Computer Inc (later NeXT Software Inc) was an American Computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California that In Computing, a platform describes some sort of Hardware architecture or Software framework (including Application frameworks, that allows NeXT's subsequent 1997 buyout by Apple Inc brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he has served as its CEO from then on. A buyout is an Investment transaction by which an entire company or a controlling part of the Stock of a company is sold Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator
Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by Justin and Clara (née Hagopian) Jobs of Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California who named him Steven Paul. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a Parent or parents other than those to whom they were born Santa Clara County is a County located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. His biological parents, Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali — a graduate student from Syria who became a political science professor — later married and gave birth to Jobs' sister, the novelist Mona Simpson. Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية Mona Simpson (born Mona Jandali, June 14, 1957 in Green Bay Wisconsin) is a Novelist and essayist
Jobs attended Cupertino Junior High School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, and frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. Homestead High School (HHS is an American comprehensive High school serving western Cupertino, western Sunnyvale, and portions of southern Cupertino (ˌkuːpɚˈtiːnoʊ is a Suburban city in Santa Clara County, California, U Palo Alto (ˌpæloʊˈæltoʊ from Spanish: palo: "stick" and alto: "high" i He was soon hired there and worked with Steve Wozniak as a summer employee.  In 1972, Jobs graduated from high school and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Reed College is a private, independent Liberal arts college located in southeast Portland Oregon. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Although he dropped out after only one semester, he continued auditing classes at Reed, such as one in calligraphy. Dropping out means leaving a group for either practical reasons necessities or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves An audit is an educational term in the United States for the completion of a course of study for which no assessment is made or grade awarded Calligraphy (from Greek kallos "beauty" + graphẽ "writing" is the art of writing (Mediavilla 1996 17 "If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts," he said. In Typography, a typeface is a set of one or more Fonts designed with stylistic unity each comprising a coordinated set of Glyphs A typeface usually comprises 
In the autumn of 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak. The Homebrew Computer Club was an early Computer Hobbyist club in Silicon Valley, which met (under that name from March 1975 to roughly 1977  He took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India. Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country
Jobs then backpacked around India with a Reed College friend (and, later, the first Apple employee), Daniel Kottke, in search of philosophical enlightenment. Daniel Kottke, born April 4th 1954 in Bronxville New York is a U He came back with his head shaved and wearing traditional Indian clothing. During this time, Jobs experimented with LSD, calling these experiences "one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life. " He has stated that people around him who did not share his countercultural roots could not understand certain aspects of his thinking. 
He returned to his previous job at Atari and was given the task of creating a circuit board for the game Breakout. A printed circuit board, or PCB, is used to mechanically support and electrically connect Electronic components using conductive pathways or traces According to Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered US$100 for each chip that was reduced in the machine. Nolan K Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American electrical Engineer and Entrepreneur who founded both Atari Inc The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them US$600 (instead of the actual US$5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus US$300. 
As Apple continued to expand, the company began looking for an experienced executive to help manage its expansion. If you would like to experiment with Wikipedia please copy 1975-1984 Jobs and Woz Pre-foundation Before Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple he was an electronics hacker In 1983, Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola, to serve as Apple's CEO, challenging him, "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?" The following year, Apple set out to do just that, starting with a Super Bowl television commercial titled, "1984. John Sculley (born April 6 1939) is an American businessman Sculley was vice-president (1970-1977 and president of PepsiCo (1977-1983 until Pepsi-Cola is a carbonated beverage that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. professional American football, the Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL 1984 is the American Television commercial which introduced the Macintosh Personal computer for the first time " Two days later at Apple's annual shareholders meeting on January 24, 1984, an emotional Jobs introduced the Macintosh to a wildly enthusiastic audience; Andy Hertzfeld described the scene as "pandemonium. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Macintosh, commonly nicknamed Mac is a Brand name which covers several lines of Personal computers designed developed and marketed by Apple Inc Andy Hertzfeld (born April 6, 1953) was a key member of the original Apple Macintosh development team " The Macintosh became the first commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface, although it was heavily influenced by Xerox PARC. PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Inc formerly Xerox PARC, is a Research and development company in Palo Alto California that began as a division of The development of the Mac was started by Jef Raskin, and eventually taken over by Jobs. Jef Raskin ( March 9, 1943 &ndash February 26, 2005) was an American Human-computer interface expert best-known for starting
While Jobs was a persuasive and charismatic dictator for Apple, some of his employees from that time had described him as an erratic and tempestuous manager. An industry-wide sales slump towards the end of 1984 caused a deterioration in Jobs' working relationship with Sculley, and at the end of May 1985 – following an internal power struggle and an announcement of significant layoffs – Sculley relieved Jobs of his duties as head of the Macintosh division. 
Around the same time, Jobs founded another computer company, NeXT Computer. NeXT Computer Inc (later NeXT Software Inc) was an American Computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California that Like the Apple Lisa, the NeXT workstation was technologically advanced, but was never able to break into the mainstream mainly owing to its high cost. For the MOS 6502 assembler for Apple II computers see Lisa assembler. Among those who could afford it, however, the NeXT workstation garnered a strong following because of its technical strengths, chief among them its object-oriented software development system. Object-oriented programming (OOP is a Programming paradigm that uses " objects " and their interactions to design applications and computer programs Jobs marketed NeXT products to the scientific and academic fields because of the innovative, experimental new technologies it incorporated (such as the Mach kernel, the digital signal processor chip, and the built-in Ethernet port). Mach is an Operating system Microkernel developed at Carnegie Mellon University to support operating system research primarily distributed and parallel A digital signal processor ( DSP or DSP micro) is a specialized Microprocessor designed specifically for Digital signal processing, generally Ethernet is a family of frame -based Computer networking technologies for Local area networks (LANs
The NeXT Cube was described by Jobs as an "interpersonal" computer, which he believed was the next step after "personal" computing. That is, if computers could allow people to communicate and collaborate together in an easy way, it would solve a lot of the problems that "personal" computing had come up against. During a time when e-mail for most people was plain text, Jobs loved to demo the NeXT's e-mail system, NeXTMail, as an example of his "interpersonal" philosophy. NeXTMail was one of the first E-mail systems to support universally visible clickable embedded graphics and audio within e-mail NeXTMail was one of the first to support universally visible, clickable embedded graphics and audio within e-mail.
Jobs ran NeXT with an obsession for aesthetic perfection, as evidenced by such things as the NeXTcube's magnesium case. This put considerable strain on NeXT's hardware division, and in 1993, after having sold only 50,000 machines, NeXT transitioned fully to software development with the release of NeXTSTEP/Intel. Nextstep was the original object-oriented, multitasking Operating system that NeXT Computer developed to run on its range of proprietary computers
NeXT technology played a large role in catalyzing three unrelated events:
In 1996, Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for US$429 million. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics NeXT Computer Inc (later NeXT Software Inc) was an American Computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California that The deal was finalized in late 1996, bringing Jobs back to the company he founded. He soon became Apple's interim CEO after the directors lost confidence in and ousted then-CEO Gil Amelio in a boardroom coup. Gilbert F Amelio (born March 1, 1943 in New York City) is an American technology executive A boardroom coup is the sudden overthrow of the management or governing body of a Corporation by an individual or small group of individuals usually from within the company In March of 1998, in order to concentrate Apple's efforts on returning to profitability, Jobs immediately terminated a number of projects such as Newton, Cyberdog, and OpenDoc. The Apple Newton, or simply Newton, is the IPhone 's predecessor and was an early line of Personal digital assistants developed and marketed by Cyberdog is an Internet suite that was developed by Apple Computer for the Mac OS line of Operating systems It was introduced as a OpenDoc was a multi-platform Software componentry framework standard for Compound documents inspired by the Xerox Star system and intended as an alternative In the coming months, many employees developed a fear of encountering Jobs while riding in the elevator, "afraid that they might not have a job when the doors opened. The reality was that Jobs's summary executions were rare, but a handful of victims was enough to terrorize a whole company. "
With the purchase of NeXT, much of the company's technology found its way into Apple products, notably NeXTSTEP, which evolved into Mac OS X. Nextstep was the original object-oriented, multitasking Operating system that NeXT Computer developed to run on its range of proprietary computers Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently Under Jobs's guidance the company increased sales significantly with the introduction of the iMac and other new products; since then, appealing designs and powerful branding have worked well for Apple. The iMac is a desktop Macintosh computer designed and built by Apple Inc At the 2000 Macworld Expo, Jobs officially dropped the "interim" modifier from his title at Apple and became permanent CEO.
In recent years, the company has branched out, introducing and improving upon other digital appliances. With the introduction of the iPod portable music player, iTunes digital music software, and the iTunes Store, the company made forays into consumer electronics and music distribution. iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc The iTunes Store is a software-based online Digital media store operated by Apple Inc In 2007, Apple entered the cellular phone business with the introduction of the iPhone, a multi-touch display cell phone, iPod, and internet device. The iPhone is an internet-connected Multimedia Smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc While stimulating innovation, Jobs also reminds his employees that "real artists ship", by which he means that delivering working products on time is as important as innovation and attractive design.
Jobs works at Apple for an annual salary of US$1, and this earned him a listing in Guinness World Records as the "Lowest Paid Chief Executive Officer. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U " His current salary at Apple officially remains US$1 per year, although he has traditionally been the recipient of a number of lucrative "executive gifts" from the board, including a US$46 million jet in 1999 and just under 30 million shares of restricted stock in 2000–2002. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout  As such, Jobs is well compensated for his efforts at Apple despite the nominal one-dollar salary. This approach reduces his personal tax liability because, under current U. S. tax law, salary income is taxed at a significantly higher rate (currently up to 35%) than the capital gains tax (currently a maximum of 15%) applied to profits arising from the sale of stock grants. Obtaining remuneration through stock instead of salary is a common extrinsic rewarding technique which ties management performance to financial benefits. Furthermore, it acts as a tax minimization strategy.
Jobs is both admired and criticized for his consummate skill at persuasion and salesmanship, which has been dubbed the "reality distortion field" and is particularly evident during his keynote speeches (colloquially known as "Stevenotes") at Macworld Expos and at Apple's own World Wide Developers Conferences. Reality distortion field is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Inc Stevenote is a colloquial term for Keynote speeches by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, generally given at Apple events such as the Macworld Expo, Produced by Boston -based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is a trade show dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform with conference tracks held
In 2005, Jobs responded to criticism of Apple's poor recycling programs for e-waste in the U. Electronic waste, " e-waste " or " Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment " (" WEEE " is a Waste type consisting S. by lashing out at environmental and other advocates at Apple's Annual Meeting in Cupertino in April. However, a few weeks later, Apple announced it would take back iPods for free at its retail stores. The Computer TakeBack Campaign responded by flying a banner from a plane over the Stanford University graduation at which Jobs was the commencement speaker. The Computer TakeBack Campaign is a Recycling initiative launched by Apple Inc. The banner read "Steve — Don't be a mini-player recycle all e-waste". In 2006 he further expanded Apple's recycling programs to any U. S. customer who buys a new Mac. This program includes shipping and "environmentally friendly disposal" of their old systems. 
Jobs began 2007 with Macworld Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Produced by Boston -based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is a trade show dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform with conference tracks held The Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco California. He began the episodic keynote address by reviewing Apple's music business through iTunes music and video highlights, mentioning that rumors of the decline in Internet music business were false. Highlights included the long-awaited iPhone mobile device as well as the rebranding and official introduction of Apple TV.
At Apple's annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) on June 9, 2008, Jobs unveiled the revised iPhone 3G with faster 3G mobile speeds and the new GPS feature as well as the iPhone OS 2. Events in June Madaraka Day June 1 to commemorate when Kenya gained internal self-rule Year 9 ( IX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 0 software update for half the price of the original iPhone. The iPhone is an internet-connected Multimedia Smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc The iPhone will be released on July 11 in 22 selected countries, including the USA and the United Kingdom and later on this year and 2009, will be expanded to 70 different countries. Events in July The traditional period known as "fence month" (the closed season for deer in England ended July 9 (date varied The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Jobs also previewed the next version of Mac OS X, version 10. Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently 6, codenamed 'Snow Leopard' and promises a focus on performance and stability.
In 2001, Steve Jobs was granted stock options in the amount of 7,500,000 shares of Apple with an exercise price of US$18. 30, which allegedly should have been US$21. 10, thereby incurring taxable income of $20,000,000 that he did not report as income. Apple overstated its earnings by that same amount. If found liable, Jobs may face a number of criminal charges and civil penalties. Apple claimed that the options were originally granted at a special board meeting that may never have taken place. Furthermore, the investigation is focusing on false dating of the options resulting in a retroactive US$20 million increase in the exercise price. The case is the subject of active criminal and civil government investigations, though an independent internal Apple investigation completed on December 29, 2006 found that Jobs was unaware of these issues and that the options granted to him were returned without being exercised in 2003. Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of US$10 million, US$5 million of which was given to the company as capital. Pixar Animation Studios is a CGI animation production company based in Emeryville California. Lucasfilm Limited' is an American Film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco California  The major cause of the low purchase price was George Lucas' need to finance his 1983 divorce without significantly reducing his stock and control of the Star Wars enterprises. George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter
The new company, which was originally based in San Rafael, California, has since relocated to Emeryville, California, contracted with Disney to produce a number of computer-animated feature films, which Disney would co-finance and distribute. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE EMPTY FIELDS UNTIL JUNE 1 2007--THIS WILL TAKE A WHILE--> San Rafael (ˌsænrəˈfɛl originally sɑn rɑfɑˈɛl Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County California, in the United States.
The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995. Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-generated Comedy film, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks Over the next ten years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company would produce the box-office hits A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), and Ratatouille (2007). John Alan Lasseter (born January 12 1957 is an Academy Award -winning American Animator and the chief creative officer at Pixar and A Bug's Life is a 1998 CGI-animated Film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the Toy Story 2 is a 1999 Academy-Award -nominated CGI Film, the Sequel to Toy Story; the third Monsters Inc is a 2001 Computer animated Comedy film and the fourth feature-length film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Finding Nemo is a 2003 computer-animated American Family film. The Incredibles is a 2004 Computer-animated feature Film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, Cars is a 2006 animated Feature film produced by Pixar and directed by both John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. Ratatouille (rat-a-too-e is a 2007 Computer-animated Family film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille each received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, an award introduced in 2001. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature is one of the annual Awards given by the Los Angeles -based professional organization the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and In the years 2003 and 2004, as Pixar's contract with Disney was running out, Jobs and Disney chief executive Michael Eisner tried but failed to negotiate a new partnership, and in early 2004 Jobs announced that Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films once its contract with Disney expired. Michael Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30 Personal animosity between the two executives was largely blamed for the companies' failure to renew their partnership.
In October 2005, Bob Iger replaced Eisner at Disney, and Iger quickly worked to patch up relations with Jobs and Pixar. Robert A "Bob" Iger (born February 10 1951) is the head of The Walt Disney Company. On January 24, 2006, Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth US$7. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 4 billion. Once the deal closed, Jobs became The Walt Disney Company's largest single shareholder with approximately 7% of the company's stock.  Jobs' holdings in Disney far exceed those of Eisner, who holds 1. 7%, and Disney family member Roy E. Disney, who holds about 1% of the company's stock and whose criticisms of Eisner included the soured Pixar relationship and accelerated his ousting. Roy Edward Disney KCSG (born January 10, 1930) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Jobs joined the company's board of directors upon completion of the merger.
Jobs also helps oversee Disney and Pixar's combined animation businesses with a seat on a special six-man steering committee. One of the committee's first decisions was to discontinue the production of so-called "cheapquels" (cheap direct-to-video sequels). Many also see Jobs as a valuable and influential advisor to Iger and Disney on technology matters.
Much has been made of Jobs' aggressive and demanding personality. Fortune noted that he "is considered one of Silicon Valley's leading egomaniacs. Fortune is a Global Business Magazine published by Time Inc's Fortune|Money Group Egotism is the motivation to maintain and enhance favorable views of self " Commentaries on his temperamental style can be found in Mike Moritz’s The Little Kingdom, one of the few authorized biographies of Jobs; Jeffrey S. Michael Moritz (born Cardiff, Wales, 1954 is a Venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park California in the The Little Kingdom is a book that documents Apple Computer. It was published in 1984 and written by Mike Moritz. Young’s unauthorized Steve Jobs: The Journey Is the Reward; The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, by Alan Deutschman; and iCon: Steve Jobs, by Jeffrey S. iCon Steve Jobs The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business is an unauthorised Biography by Jeffrey S Young & William L. Simon.
In iCon: Steve Jobs the authors point out that Paul Jobs, his father by adoption, was also known for his aggressive side: "Paul was soon hired as a kind of strongarm man by a finance company that sought help collecting on auto loans — an early repo man. Both his bulk and his aggressive personality were well suited to this somewhat dangerous pursuit, and his mechanical bent enabled him to pick the locks of the cars he had to repossess and hot-wire them if necessary. Hotwiring is the process of bypassing an Automobile 's ignition interlock and thus starting it without the key. "
|“||The grandiose plans of what Macintosh was gonna be was just so far out of whack with the truth of what the product was doing. Triumph of the Nerds The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996 is a Documentary film written and hosted by Robert X John Sculley (born April 6 1939) is an American businessman Sculley was vice-president (1970-1977 and president of PepsiCo (1977-1983 until And the truth of what the product was doing was not horrible, it was salvageable. But the gap between the two was just so unthinkable that somebody had to do something, and that somebody was John Sculley.||”|
|“||The board had to make a choice and I said look, it's Steve's company, I was brought in here to help. Chris Espinosa is a senior employee of Apple Computer, officially employee number 8 If you want him to run it, that's fine by me. But we gotta at least decide what we're gonna do and everybody's got to get behind it … and ultimately after the board talked with Steve and talked with me, the decision was that we would go forward with my plans and Steve left.||”|
|“||What can I say? I hired the wrong guy. John Sculley (born April 6 1939) is an American businessman Sculley was vice-president (1970-1977 and president of PepsiCo (1977-1983 until He destroyed everything I spent 10 years working for; starting with me, but that wasn't the saddest part. I would have gladly left Apple if Apple would have turned out like I wanted it to.||”|
|“||People in the company had very mixed feelings about it, everyone had been terrorized by Steve Jobs at some point or another, and so there was a certain relief that the terrorist would be gone. And on the other hand I think there was incredible respect for Steve Jobs by the very same people, and we were all very worried what would happen to this company without the visionary, without the founder, without the charisma.||”|
|“||He took it as a personal attack, started attacking Sculley, in which, you know, backed himself into a corner. Larry (formally Lawrence Gordon Tesler (born April 24, 1945) is a Computer scientist working in the field of Human-computer interaction Because he was sure that the board would support him and not Sculley … Apple never recovered from losing Steve; Steve was the heart and soul and driving force; it would be quite a different place today; they lost their soul.||”|
Jobs has always aspired to position Apple and its products at the forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing and setting trends, at least in terms of innovation and style. Andy Hertzfeld (born April 6, 1953) was a key member of the original Apple Macintosh development team He summed up that self-concept nicely at the end of his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference and Expo in January 2007 by quoting ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky:
|“||There's an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. Produced by Boston -based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is a trade show dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform with conference tracks held Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26 1961 is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player 'I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. ' And we've always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will. "||”|
Jobs married Laurene Powell, nine years his junior, on March 18, 1991. Laurene Powell (born 1964) is co-founder and President of the Board of College Track and wife of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Presiding over the wedding was the Zen Buddhist monk Kobun Chino. Zen is a school of Mahāyāna Buddhism, referred to in Chinese as Chan. Kobun Chino Otogawa ( 乙川 弘文, 1938—2002 was a Soto Zen priest  Jobs has had three children with Ms. Powell. He also had a daughter named Lisa Brennan-Jobs with Chris-Ann Brennan, whom he did not marry. Lisa (born May 17, 1978) is a journalist who wrote for The Harvard Crimson. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends The Harvard Crimson, the daily Student newspaper of Harvard University, was founded in 1873
In the unauthorized biography The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, author Alan Deutschman reports that Jobs once dated Joan Baez. A biography (from the Greek words bíos (βίος meaning "life" and gráphein (γράφειν meaning "to write" is an account The Second Coming of Steve Jobs is an Unauthorized Biography chronicling the life of Steve Jobs, a co-founder of Apple Computer by Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York) an American Folk singer and Songwriter known Deutschman quotes Elizabeth Holmes, a friend of Jobs from his time at Reed College, as saying she "believed that Steve became the lover of Joan Baez in large measure because Baez had been the lover of Bob Dylan. Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York) an American Folk singer and Songwriter known Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major " In another unauthorized biography, iCon: Steve Jobs by Jeffrey S. iCon Steve Jobs The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business is an unauthorised Biography by Jeffrey S Young & William L. Simon, the authors suggest that Jobs might have married Baez, but her age at the time (41) meant it was unlikely the couple could have children. Baez included a mention of Jobs in the acknowledgments of her 1987 memoir And A Voice To Sing With.
Steve Jobs is also a devoted Beatles fan. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 He has referenced them on more than one occasion at Keynotes and also was interviewed on a showing of a Paul McCartney concert. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer, He also enjoys Bach, who like him was Lutheran, and other classical music. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section.2 This article is written in British English including maximised use of "-ise" When asked about his Business Model on 60 Minutes, he replied:
"My model for business is The Beatles; they were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check - they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people. "
Jobs is not a vegetarian or vegan as is often claimed. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea Although he does not eat mammalian meat or fowl, he eats fish from time to time. This is known as pescetarianism. Pescetarianism is a dietary choice in which a person known as a pescetarian, eats any combination of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, 
In 1982, Jobs bought an apartment in The San Remo, an apartment building in New York City with a politically progressive reputation, where Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of Rita Hayworth, also had apartments. The San Remo (145 and 146 Central Park West) is a luxury co-operative Apartment building in New York City located between 74th and 75th streets about 1/10 The City of New York Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Writer, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (b December 28 1949 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is an American Pakistani philanthropist known for raising public awareness Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 &ndash May 14 1987 born Margarita Carmen Cansino was a Spanish-American actress who rose to stardom in the 1940s as the era's leading Sex symbol With the help of I.M. Pei, Jobs spent years renovating his apartment in the top two floors of the building's north tower, only to sell it almost two decades later to U2 frontman Bono. Ieoh Ming Pei ( (b April 26, 1917) commonly known by his initials I Jobs had never moved in. 
In 1984, Jobs purchased a 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m²), 14 bedroom Spanish Colonial mansion, designed by George Washington Smith in Woodside, California, also known as Jackling House. George Washington Smith, ( February 22, 1876 &ndash 1930 was an American Architect and painter. Woodside (pop 5352 is a small incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States, on the San Francisco Peninsula. Jackling House is a 1926 mansion in Woodside California built for Daniel Cowan Jackling by the noted California Architect George Washington Smith Although it reportedly remained in an almost unfurnished state, Jobs lived in the mansion for ten years. According to reports, he kept an old BMW motorcycle in the living room, and let Bill Clinton use it in 1998. ( BMW) (Bavarian Motor Works is an independent German automobile manufacturer founded in 1916 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States He allowed the mansion to fall into a state of disrepair, planning to demolish the house and build a smaller home on the property; but he met with complaints from local preservationists over his plans. In June 2004, the Woodside Town Council gave Jobs approval to demolish the mansion, on the condition that he advertise the property for a year to see if someone would move it to another location and restore it. A number of people expressed interest, including several with experience in restoring old property, but no agreements to that effect were reached. Later that same year, a local preservationist group began seeking legal action to prevent demolition. In January 2007 Jobs was denied the right to demolish the property, by a court decision. 
He usually wears a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by St. Croix, Levis 501 blue jeans, and New Balance 992 sneakers. A polo neck ( UK) or turtle neck ( US) or skivvy ( Australia) is a garment&mdashusually a sweater&mdashwith a close-fitting round St Croix, or St Croix Shop is an independently-owned speciality Boutique store selling hand-made high-end knitwear founded in Minnesota, USA. New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc ( NBAS) is a Footwear manufacturer based in Boston Massachusetts. 
Jobs had a public war of words with Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, starting when Jobs first criticized Dell for making "un-innovative beige boxes. The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965, in Houston Texas) is an American businessman and the founder and CEO of Dell Inc " On October 6, 1997, in a Gartner Symposium, when Michael Dell was asked what he would do if he owned then-troubled Apple Computer, he said "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Gartner, Inc ( is an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. " In 2006, Steve Jobs sent an email to all employees when Apple's market capitalisation rose above Dell's. Market capitalization/capitalisation (aka market cap, mkt cap or capitalized/capitalised value) is a measurement of Corporate or Economic The email read:
|“||Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve. "||”|
In 2005, Steve Jobs banned all books published by John Wiley & Sons from the Apple retail stores in response to their publishing an unauthorized biography, iCon: Steve Jobs. John Wiley & Sons Inc, also referred to as Wiley, is a global Publishing company that markets its products to professionals and consumers students and instructors The Apple Store is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by Apple Inc iCon Steve Jobs The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business is an unauthorised Biography by Jeffrey S 
When Jobs spoke at the Stanford Commencement, he spoke frankly about his opinions on entrepreneurship, work, and life. He reflected on what kept him going through challenging times: "I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going is that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. " He continued to stress the importance of "finding something you love" and "following your own inner voice. " (The full podcast of his speech can be downloaded free from the iTunes music store, the video at YouTube.com and the text can be found here)
In May 2007, Jobs recommended Al Gore to run for the U. Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former S. Presidential Race. 
In mid-2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he had been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his pancreas. See also Cancer A tumor or tumour is the name for a swelling or lesion formed by an abnormal growth of cells (termed neoplastic  The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very grim. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the Pancreas. Each year about 37680 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition and 34290 Jobs, however, stated that he had a rare, far less aggressive type known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. Neuroendocrine tumors, or more properly gastro-entero-pancreatic or gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine Tumors ( GEP-NETs) are cancers of  After initially resisting the idea of conventional medical intervention and embarking on a special diet to thwart the disease, July 31, 2004 Jobs underwent surgery that successfully removed the tumor; he did not apparently require nor receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Chemotherapy, in its most general sense refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells specifically those of micro-organisms or Cancer. Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of Ionizing radiation as part of Cancer treatment to control Malignant  During his absence, Timothy D. Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations at Apple, ran the company. Timothy D Cook is the Chief Operating Officer of Apple Inc and he reports to the CEO, Steve Jobs. 
In early August 2006, Jobs delivered the keynote for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. His “thin, almost gaunt” appearance and unusually “listless” delivery, together with his choice to delegate significant portions of his keynote to other presenters, inspired a flurry of media and internet speculation about his health. 
According to an Ars Technica journal report, WWDC attendees who saw Jobs in person said he “looked fine. Ars Technica (ˌɑrz ˈtɛknɨkə Latin for "Art of Technology" is a Technology -related Website that caters to PC enthusiasts covering technology ” Following the keynote, an Apple spokesperson said that "Steve's health is robust. "
Similar concerns followed his appearance during the 2008 WWDC keynote address. One interviewer noted: "[H]is handshake was moderate, his hands felt bony and I was taken aback by his extremely narrow face, slight build, and noticeable shoulder bones through his shirt. Those aren't my impressions looking back in time through the prism of speculation since. That's what I thought then; that these weren't the features of a guy who'd been working out, or on a diet. They seemed far more severe. Sickly. " Apple explained his appearance by saying he had a "common bug" and was taking antibiotics. 
June 13, 2008: Fortune Magazine publishes an article concerning the Whipple procedure which they believe Steve Jobs underwent. 
Jobs was prominently featured in three films about the history of the personal computing industry.
He has been awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1987. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (formerly known as the National Medal of Technology) is an honor granted by the President of the United States to American
On November 27, 2007, Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune Magazine.
On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Jobs into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established with The California Museum for History Women and the Arts to honor legendary individuals The California Museum for History Women and the Arts – home of the California Hall of Fame – is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block 
|CEO of Apple|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jobs, Steven Paul|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||CEO and Co-Founder of Apple Inc.|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 24, 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|