“Click. Boom. Amazing!” - Steve Jobs

12:49 PM
I know nothing about Steve Jobs--I don't own any Apple gadgets either .
I heard that he was powerful, had a brilliant mind, was a great man to his wife Laurene Powell and his 4 kids and wears the exact same color, style of clothes(jeans/black turtleneck long sleeves) every keynote.
Being a dropout didn't stop him from conquering the world and putting a ding in the universe!



The summary of Steve Jobs' Timeline :

1972:  College dropout.

1974:  Video game designer for Atari.

1975:  co-founder Stephen Wozniak and jobs built marketable -top computer in parent's garage.

1976:  Introduced Apple I for $666.

1977:  Introduced Apple II.

1979:  Began working on the Macintosh personal computer.

1980:  Initial public offering of Apple, became chairman.

1981:  Apple's sales continued to rise.

1983:  Jobs recruited former PepsiCo President John Sculley as new Apple president and CEO.

1985:  Jobs resigned with $150 million, formed NEXT software. Microsoft sold it's first Windows1.0
           operating system.

1986:  Bought Pixar computer animation studios from George Lucas for less than $10 million.

1989:  Pixar won an Academy Award for computer-animated film "Tin Toy".

1993:  Sculley resigned as CEOof Apple.

1995:  Walt Disney Pictures released Pixar's first feature film, "Toy Story," first animated  
           feature created entirely on computer; was highest domestic grossing film that year.

1996:  Jobs contacted Apple; Apple acquired NeXT; Jobs returned as non-salaried adviser 
          to chairman Gilbert F. Amelio.

1997:  Apple's revenues dropped significantly; Jobs negotiated deal with longtime competitor 
           BillGates of Microsoft; Apple made deal to include Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser 
           on Macintosh operating system; Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million of non-voting 
           Apple stock and to develop Mac versions of popular Microsoft Office software; Amelio 
           ousted by Apple board; Jobs offered CEO and chairman position.

1998:  Apple Computer rebounded with three profitable quarters in a row.

2011:  Resigned as Apple CEO on 24 of August  saying "I have always said if there ever came a  
           day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be 
           the  first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come." He remained with the 
          company  as Chairman of the Board.

0ct 5 2011:  Loses battle With Pancreatic Cancer; Dies at 56.

(source: http://www.theapplemuseum.com)

I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”-Steve Jobs





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