Steve Jobs

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. and a major shareholder of Pixar Animation Studio of Walt Disney Corporation is the pioneer of the personal computer. The father of iPad, iPhone and iPod happens to be one of the richest people from the field of technology.

Rags To Riches Story

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      Steve Jobs never grew up with his biological parents instead he was adopted by a working middle-class family of Paul and Clara.

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      Though he never completed his formal education and dropped out of Reed College because he couldn’t pay the tuition. His adopted father grew interested in him for electronics and design and allowed him to use his garage. And, this is where he co-founded Apple in 1976.

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      In 1984, Steve Jobs designed the first Macintosh. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to use a graphical user interface.

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      Despite his success in his career was not at smooth tracks and due to the dispute with co-workers are Apple he resigned.

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      Ousted from the iconic brand in 1985 after a power struggle with chief John Scullyhe opened NEXT computers.

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      In 1996, Apple bought NeXT for $429 Million and Steve Jobs made a foray into Pixar animation, creator of hits like Toy Story and Finding Nemo, that was later sold to Disney.

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      In 1996, Apple made Steve Jobs returned to their office since the company has fallen ways behind their rivals like Microsoft, IBM. In this instance, Steve created the iPod sensation.

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      In 2008, he made iTunes the second biggest music retailer in the US, with over 6 Billion song downloads and over 200 Million iPods sold.

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      In 2007, he made Apple successfully enter the smartphone market with iPhone. This used features of iPod to offer a touch screen and multi-functional device, slowly making it the best-selling electronic product.

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      Steve Jobs earned only $1 Million as CEO of Apple, but share options from Apple and Disney gave him an estimated fortune of $8.3 Billion.