Steve Jobs The Visionary Genius Who Redifined How We Live
Date Added: Oct 06, 2011
|'Being the richest man in the cemetery does not matter to me..Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful..that's what matters to me' In the summer of 1993 Steve Jobs, the visionary, the dreamer, the achiever made this comment on The Wall Street Journal.
Steve Jobs the co-founder, chairman and former CEO of Apple Inc., who overcome his own odds as an adopted child and a college dropout died peacefully (as reported by Jobs family) on 5th October this year. Apple Inc on a separate statement confirmed the news of his demise.
Born in January 24, 1955, Steve Jobs served as a chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios and in 2006 he also became a member of the board of directors of The Wall Disney Company. He was even credited as an executive producer in the animated movie Toy Story (1995).
As a CEO, Jobs served Apple Inc from 1997 to 2011 before resigning on August 24, 2011. The life of Steve Jobs is not only inspiring but also very interesting. As the CEO of Apple Steve Jobs earned only $ 1 per annum but held 5.426 million Apple shares and also 138 million shares in Disney received in exchange for Disney's acquisition of Pixar. If Forbes estimation is to be believed the net wealth is $8.3 billion in the year 2010 which makes him the 42nd richest man in America.
The news of the demise of this man, who changed the meaning of 'I' with products like iPod, iPhone, iPad and also the Apple Mac book and proved to the world that innovation is the key to success, came as a rude shock for all his admirers all over the world.
Statements were released by many notable personalities including U.S. President Barrack Obama, founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, Bob Iger of Walt Disney Company, Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, and many more. 'I want to put a ding in the universe' Steve Jobs. R.I.P.
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