Steve Jobs was a visionary entrepreneur and technological pioneer, who played a significant role in shaping the technology industry as we know it today. Born in San Francisco in 1955, Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, who raised him in Mountain View, California. He attended Homestead High School and then Reed College, but he dropped out after six months to pursue his passion for technology.
In 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in his parents' garage. The company introduced the Apple I personal computer that year, and the following year, the Apple II was released, which became a huge success. Jobs was instrumental in the design and marketing of these products, which led to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.
Despite being ousted from Apple in 1985, Jobs continued to make significant contributions to the technology industry. He founded NeXT Computer in 1985, which produced high-end workstations, and in 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm, which later became Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs became the CEO of Pixar and led the company to success with hit movies such as Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Finding Nemo.
In 1996, Apple acquired NeXT Computer, and Jobs returned to the company as CEO. Under his leadership, Apple introduced a string of groundbreaking products, such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, which revolutionized the music and mobile industries. He was known for his obsessive attention to detail and his ability to create products that consumers didn't even know they wanted.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. He passed away on October 5, 2011, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship that continues to inspire people around the world.