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Steven Paul Jobs

August 10, 2009

Steve Paul Jobs is the Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman of Apple Inc, and he was the chairman of Pixar Animation Studios until it was acquired by Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently the Walt Disney company’s largest shareholder and also member of board of directors. He is one of the leading person in the Computer and Entertainment Industry.

Jobs was born in San Fransisco. He was adopted by paul and Clara Jobs who named him as Steve Paul. Jobs studied in Cupertino middle school and Homestead high school in Cupertino, California. And after his school he worked in HP and soon hired there and worked with Steve wozniak as a summer Employee.

In 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak, He took a job as technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games.

Beginning Of Apple

When twenty-one-year-old Jobs saw a computer that Wozniak had designed for his own use, he convinced Wozniak to assist him and started a company to market the computer. Apple Computer Co. was founded as a partnership on April 1, 1976. Though their initial plan was to sell just printed circuit boards, Jobs and Wozniak ended up creating a batch of completely assembled computers and thus entered the personal computer business. The first personal computer Jobs and Wozniak introduced, the Apple I, sold for US$666.66, a number Wozniak came up with because he liked repeating digits. Its successor, the Apple II, was introduced the following year and became a huge success, turning Apple into an important player in the nascent personal computer industry. In December 1980, with a successful IPO, Apple Computer became a publicly traded corporation, making Jobs a multi-millionaire.

Steve Paul Jobs with Wozniak

Awards

  1. National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1987.
  2. On November 27, 2007, Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune Magazine.
  3. 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.
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