Steve Jobs

One of the legendary Silicon Valley visionaries who revolutionized the tech landscape, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. , redefining the world's relationship with computers and technology. After being ousted from Apple ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1955 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fog City Mavericks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Machine That Changed the World 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Forum: A World of Competition 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: News From Earth 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Silicon Valley 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Entrepreneurs 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Jobs - One Last Thing (TV Show)

Actor

The Pixar Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the legendary Silicon Valley visionaries who revolutionized the tech landscape, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. , redefining the world's relationship with computers and technology. After being ousted from Apple in 1985, Jobs founded a new computer company, NeXT, which Apple acquired in 1996. He also served as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, whose success creating critical and commercial blockbuster animated films, including "Toy Story" (1995), "A Bug's Life" (1998) and "Finding Nemo" (2003), led to Disney purchasing it in 2006 and Jobs becoming the Mouse House's largest single shareholder. Returning to Apple in triumph in 1996, Jobs took over as its full-fledged CEO in 1997, a position he held until 2011. Famous for his temperamental nature as well as the amazing results he demanded, Jobs' larger-than-life personality and success made him a legendary and controversial figure. Determined to continually perfect Apple products like iTunes and the iPod, iPhone and iPad, especially in terms of building a brand loyalty exemplified by the company's blend of functional elegance and high-end design, Jobs was the ultimate ambassador for the company and its lifestyle. Plagued by ill health brought on by pancreatic cancer, Jobs underwent a liver transplant and subsequent treatment but died on Oct. 5, 2011. Glowing tributes from around the world acknowledged his place among the all-time great innovators like Thomas Edison, and his legacy lived on at the fingertips of millions around the world.

Relationships

Reed

Son

Erin

Daughter

Eve

Daughter

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Daughter

Abdulfattah Jandali

Father

Clara Jobs

Mother

Paul Jobs

Father

Diane Keaton Actor

Companion
Dated a few times in the 1980s

Laurene Powell

Wife

Joanne Schieble

Mother

EDUCATION

Reed College

1972
Dropped out after one semester

Milestones

2011

Announced as the recipient of a Grammy Special Merit Award by the Recording Industry Association; awarded posthumously

2011

Apple surpassed Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company

2011

Relinquished CEO title to Tim Cook due to his failing health; assumed role of Apple chairman of the board

2010

Apple introduced the multimedia tablet called the iPad

2007

Revolutionized mobile phone technology with the introduction of the iPhone

2006

Disney bought Pixar for $7.4 billion; named a board of director of The Walt Disney Company

2003

Launched digital music service iTunes

2001

Apple introduced the portable music player called the iPod

2000

Named permanent CEO of Apple

1998

Introduced the desktop computer iMac

1997

After Amelio's departure, Jobs named interim CEO of Apple

1996

Gil Amelio, who took over the CEO spot from Sculley three years earlier, purchased NeXT for $429 million

1995

Pixar released the blockbuster animated feature "Toy Story"; Jobs executive produced film

1986

Purchased the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm called The Graphics Group for $10 million; renamed it Pixar

1985

Ousted by Sculley and Apple's board of directors; created a new company, NeXT Computer

1984

Apple made advertising history with an Orwellian-themed, Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott that introduced the Mac computer

1983

Famously convinced PepsiCo executive John Sculley to become Apple CEO by asking: "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?"

1980

Took the company public, making Jobs a multimillionaire

1977

Along with Wozniak, introduced the Apple II computer at the inaugural West Coast Computer Faire

1976

Built first computer with Steve Wozniak named Apple I at his parents' garage; computer sold for $666.66 retail

As a teenager, phoned William Hewlett, president of Hewlett-Packard, to request parts for a school project; offered a summer job at HP

Bonus Trivia

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In 2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. He had a secret liver transplant in 2009 in Tennessee during a six-month medical leave of absence from Apple. Jobs died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to the staff, which read: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

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In 2011, Jobs was posthumously honored by the Recording Industry Association with a Grammy Special Merit Award.

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