Steve Jobs: The Master of Innovation

Steve Jobs was an American businessman and technology visionary. He was born on February 24, 1955, San Francisco.

1969: He was a college dropout who built computers in his parents’ garage in the mid -1970s with a friend, Steve Wozniak. They founded Apple Inc. in 1976 to sell their creations.

1977-The beginning of Apple

Jobs and steve Wozniak officially began Apple Computer on April 1, 1976.

1984-The Mac, which sells for $2,500, becomes the first commercially successful personal computer to have a graphical user interface and mouse. After a power struggle with Chief Executive Officer John Sculley , he resigned as Chairman.

1995: Job becomes a billionaire on Nov. 29, 1995, when a small digital studio he bought in 1986, Pixar Animation Studios, went public to a storm of investors demand. In its first trading day, investors gave Pixar, the studio that made “Toy Story”a market value of $ 1.46 billion.

1996: Jobs and then CEO Gil Amelio at a news conference at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on Dec. 20, 1996.Apple bought Jobs’ NeXT Software, and Jobs returned to lead the company he had co-founded. Amelio left apple several months later.

2004: Jobs at 49, discloses the cancer for first time.

2006: Jobs announces the sale of the one billon song sold on iTune on Feb 28, 2006.Walt Disney Co. announces it will buy Pixar. The $8.06 billion deal, completed in May, makes Jobs the largest shareholder of Disney and a board member.

2010: Jobs introduced the iPad , a tablet computer with a touch screen.

2011: On August 24, 2011 Jobs announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO. The board made former Chief Operating officer Tim Cook as the new chief executive officer. On October 5, Apple announced the death of Steve Jobs, saying his brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives.