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Steven Jobs
0 yrs Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California to an American mother and a Syrian father - Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah John Jandali, a graduate student who later became a political science professor. 1955
  One week after birth, Jobs was put up for adoption by his unmarried mother. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California.  
  Jobs attended Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, and frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. He was soon hired there and worked with Stephen Wozniak as a summer employee.  
17 yrs In 1972, Jobs graduated from high school and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but he dropped out after only one semester. 1972
19 yrs In the autumn of 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak. 1974
  He took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.  
  Jobs and Wozniak went into business briefly in 1974 to build "blue boxes" that allowed free long distance calls.  
  Jobs then backpacked around India with a Reed College friend, Daniel Kottke, in search of philosophical enlightenment.  
21 yrs Jobs saw a computer that Wozniak had designed for his own use, he convinced Woz to assist him and started a company to market the computer. 1976
  Apple Computer Co. was incorporated on April 1, 1976.  
  The first personal computer Jobs and Wozniak introduced was called the Apple I. It sold for $666.66.  
  In December, with a successful IPO, Apple Computer became a publicly traded corporation, further boosting Jobs's stature. Then in May of the next year, Apple Computer released the Apple III, but it met with less than stellar success.  
28 yrs As Apple continued to grow, the company began looking for an experienced executive to help manage its expansion. Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola, to serve as Apple's CEO. 1983
29 yrs The introduction of the Macintosh, the first commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface. 1984
30 yrs Following an internal power struggle, Jobs was stripped of his duties by the board of directors. 1985
  After leaving Apple, Jobs founded another computer company, NeXT Computer.  
31 yrs Steve Jobs bought Lucasfilm's computer graphics division from George Lucas for $10 million and named the new computer animation studio Pixar. 1986
  Jobs marketed NeXT products to the scientific and academic fields because of the innovative, experimental new technologies it incorporated (such as the Mach kernel, the DSP chip, and the built-in Ethernet port).  
40 yrs The first film produced by Pixar, "Toy Story" brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio. 1995
41 yrs Apple bought NeXT for $402 million, bringing Jobs back to the company he founded. 1996
42 yrs He became Apple's interim CEO after the directors lost confidence in and ousted then-CEO Gil Amelio in a boardroom coup. 1997
43 yrs In order to concentrate Apple's efforts on returning to profitability, Jobs immediately terminated a number of projects such as Newton, Cyberdog, and OpenDoc. 1998
  Jobs worked at Apple for several years with an annual salary of $1, and this earned him a listing in Guinness World Records as the "Lowest Paid Chief Executive Officer".  
  Over the next years, under Pixar's creative chief John Lasseter, the company would produced the box-office hits A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), and The Incredibles (2004).  
49 yrs In the years 2003 and 2004, as Pixar's contract with Disney was running out, Jobs and Disney chief executive Michael Eisner tried but failed to negotiate a new partnership, and in early 2004 Jobs announced that Pixar would seek a new partner to distribute its films once its contract with Disney expired. 2004
50 yrs In October, Bob Iger replaced Eisner at Disney, and Iger quickly worked to patch up relations with Jobs and Pixar. 2005
51 yrs On January 24, Jobs and Iger announced that Disney had agreed to purchase Pixar in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion. Once the deal closed, Jobs became The Walt Disney Company's largest single shareholder with approximately 7 percent of the company's stock. 2006
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