Steve Jobs

one of the founders of Apple Computer, and key sponsor of the Apple Macintosh. (You Are Not Steve Jobs.)

known for his Reality Distortion Field

pushed out of Apple by John Sculley in 1985. He left and started NeXT.

In 1986 he funded the spinout of Pixar, which was bought by Disney in 2006 (all-stock, making Jobs the largest Disney shareholder!)

Brought back as "advisor" when Apple bought NeXT in 1996(?). Became "interim CEO" in 1997.

Aug24'2011: resigned as CEO of Apple (becomes Chairman). Tim Cook to replace him.

Oct'2011: died.

Quotes assembled by Visakan Veerasamy

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