Steven Jobs

Steven Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs(born February 24, 1955) is an American businessman, co-founder 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 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. As during his 2009 medical leave, Tim Cook run day-to-day operations, but Jobs continued to be involved in major strategic decisions at the company till the end of his life in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources for this text: About.com http://ipod.about.com/od/introductiontotheipod/a/steve-jobs-bio.htm Steve Jobs. The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved, September 28, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

 

 

 

 

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