News and events — visually
Feb. 24, 1955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born. Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. 1972: Attends Reed College in Oregon and drops out after a semester. 1974: Works for video game maker Atari; leaves to travel through India. 1976: Apple Computer is formed, shortly after Steve Wozniak and Jobs create a new computer circuit board in a Silicon Valley garage. The Apple I computer goes on sale by the summer for $666.66. 1977: Apple is incorporated. Revenue reaches $1 million. 1978: Jobs’ daughter Lisa is born to girlfriend Chrisann Brennan. 1980: Apple goes public. February 1982: Jobs makes the cover of Time Magazine 1983: The Lisa computer goes on sale. Jobs lures John Sculley away from Pepsico Inc. to serve as Apple’s CEO. 1985: Jobs and Sculley clash; Jobs’ resigns. Wozniak later resigns. 1986: Starts Next Inc., a computer company making high-end machines for universities. Buys Pixar from George Lucas for $10 million. 1991: Marries Laurene Powell. They have a son and two daughters. 1993: Apple reports quarterly loss of $188 million in July. Sculley is replaced as CEO by Apple president Michael Spindler. 1996: Apple announces plans to buy Next for $430 million. Jobs is appointed an adviser to Apple. Gil Amelio replaces Spindler as CEO. 1997: Jobs becomes “interim” CEO after Amelio is pushed out. “Interim” gets dropped in 2000. 1998: Jobs introduces Apple’s revolutionary iMac. 2001: The first iPod goes on sale. 2003: Apple launches the iTunes Music Store. It sells 1 million songs in the first week. 2004: Jobs undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer. 2006: Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion. Much of Jobs’ wealth is derived from this sale. 2007: Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Jobs is inducted in the California Hall of Fame. 2008: Speculation mounts that Jobs is ill, given weight loss. 2009: Jobs explains severe weight loss by saying he has a treatable hormone imbalance. Days later he announces he will be on medical leave. He returns to work in June. It is later learned that he received a liver transplant. Jan. 27, 2010: Jobs unveils the iPad tablet. Jan. 17, 2011: Announces a second medical leave with no set duration. Cook steps in to run day-today operations. Jobs retains CEO title. Aug. 24, 2011: Jobs ressigns as CEO. Oct. 4, 2011: The iPhone 4S in unveiled. Oct. 5, 2011: Jobs dies at age 56.

Thanks, Steve
Steve Jobs — the iconic man who turned Apple into a powerhouse and shaped how people use computers and technology — passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56.

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?”
Steve Jobs

About the “i’ —It was first used with iMac in 1998. Jobs said at the launch that 'i' meant internet, individual, instruct, inform, inspire. According to a regulatory filing, Jobs took a salary of $1 in 2010. However, he owns some 5.5 million shares in the company, which are worth some $1.8 billion at the current price of around $333 a share, a rise of more than 50% on the year.

Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock to a man named Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Simpson. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. He has a biological sister named Mona Jandali, an author and professor at UCLA. She goes by the name Mona Simpson. Simpson was at one time married to Richard Appel, a television writer who used to work on The Simpsons.

Steve Jobs personally holds 313 patents. Most of the patents are tech-related, but the Apple founder even holds a patent for a glass staircase.

In 2004, he had surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer, known as an islet cell neuroendocrine tumour, which represents about 1% of the total cases of pancreatic cancer

Steve Jobs always dresses in his trademark black turtleneck and jeans.


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