Mr Steve Jobs was born on 24th February, 1955 in San Francisco California. He is best known as the co-founder of Apple computers. Jobs soon became Apple’s chief executive officer and sparked a resurgence in the company with products like the colorful iMac computer and the iPod music player.
He is also the CEO of Pixar, the animation company responsible for movies like Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Pixar was purchased by the Walt Disney Company in 2006 for $7.4 billion in stock; the deal made Jobs the largest individual shareholder of Disney stock.
Then he had pancreatic cancer in 2003 and had surgery in July 2004.His health was in the news again in 2008, when his extreme weight loss sparked rumors that his cancer had recurred.
Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs was responsible for building Apple Computer twice, as well as for rescuing Pixar Animation Studio and turning it into one of the world’s most successful motion picture studios.
As he is the CEO of Apple he makes really amazing stuff! He also made Apple computers, Apple ipod, iPhone and iPad! Now he is coming up with the iPhone 4 which is awesome! He also came up with the iPad! The iPad is also very cool! A lot of stuff you can do with the iPad!
In 1989 Jobs gave a lecture at Stanford University. While there, he met Laurene Powell, an MBA student. In 1991 they married, and they would have three children over the next dozen years.
By 1993 NeXT was doing badly. Jobs was harshly criticized for supposedly wasting money and for bad management, even though those who worked for NeXT still believed that he knew what he was doing. He had spent much of his career defying criticism and insisting that he knew better than anyone else which choices were the best, but in February 1993, he closed NeXT’s Fremont factory, laid off half of NeXT’s employees, and stopped making computers, focusing instead on software.
The year 1995 was good for Jobs. For the first time, NeXT turned a profit. He and his antagonist Bill Gates contracted for NeXT and Microsoft to collaborate on the designing of object-oriented software for Windows NT On November 22, 1995,Toy Story was released to acclaim; by then Jobs had invested $60 million in Pixar.
In April 2003 Apple opened the online store iTunes at first only for Macintoshes but soon for Windows operating system computers as well. At 99 cents per song, with 65 cents going to the music companies, 25 cents to overhead, and only 10 cents to Apple, iTunes seemed fated to lose money. But as Jobs pointed out, the idea was to sell iPods, which could download music from iTunes. By 2004 iPod was the world’s dominant portable music player, with iTunes owning 70 percent of the market of downloaded music.
So Steve Jobs is a genius! You rock Steve Jobs! Your awesome! We all admire you a lot!!!. Miss you Steve Jobs. Sadly he passed away today on Thursday 6th October 2011 .. 🙁 Lets hope Tim Cook comes up with great stuff.