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Steve Jobs

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs ( February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, marketer,[ and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, a year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter, one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market. After a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs left Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm, which was spun off as Pixar. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. He served as CEO and majority shareholder until Disney's purchase of Pixar in 2006. In 1996, after Apple had failed to deliver its operating system, Copland, Gil Amelio turned to NeXT Computer, and the NeXTSTEP platform became the foundation for the Mac OS X. Jobs returned to Apple as an advisor, and took control of the company as an interim CEO. Jobs brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability by 1998. As the new CEO of the company, Jobs oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store. The success of these products and services provided several years of stable financial returns, and propelled Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011. The reinvigoration of the company is regarded by many commentators as one of the greatest turnarounds in business history. In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreas neuroendocrine tumor. Though it was initially treated, he reported a hormone imbalance, underwent a liver transplant in 2009, and appeared progressively thinner as his health declined. On medical leave for most of 2011, Jobs resigned in August that year, and was elected Chairman of the Board. He died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor on October 5, 2011. Jobs received a number of honors and public recognition for his influence in the technology and music industries. He has been referred to as "legendary", a "futurist" and a "visionary", and has been described as the "Father of the Digital Revolution," a "master of innovation," "the master evangelist of the digital age" and a "design perfectionist."

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Feb 24, 1955 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires 1996-06-22
Latest Project:
Movie General Magic 2019-05-09
Known For
Poster of The Defiant Ones
Poster of Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond
Poster of Mr. Robot
Poster of All Things Digital: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
Movie General Magic Himself (archive footage) 2019-05-09
Series The Defiant Ones Himself (archive footage) 2017-07-09
Movie Video Games: The New Masters of the World Self (archive footage) 2016-11-15
Series Mr. Robot Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2015-06-24
Movie Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond Self (archive footage) 2015-12-10
Movie Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Himself (archive footage) 2015-08-07
Series Face to Face Himself (archive footage) 2014-01-23
Movie Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview Himself 2012-05-11
Movie Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy Himself (archive footage) 2011-12-14
Movie The Way Steve Jobs Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2011-10-09
Movie Steve Jobs: One Last Thing Himself 2011-11-02
Movie All Things Digital: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Himself 2007-05-30
Movie Fog City Mavericks Himself 2007-10-24
Movie The Pixar Story Himself 2007-08-28
Series Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet Himself (co-founder, Apple Computer) 1998-11-25
Movie The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires Himself (co-founder, Apple Computer) 1996-06-22