Last week Steve Jobs, founder and ex-CEO of Apple died at age 56. He was fighting pancreatic cancer. Jobs resigned his position at Apple few months ago as his condition was worsening.
Jobs was one of the greatest American entrepreneurs, starting Apple from his garage with Steve Wozniak and others in late 70’s. He built the Apple Macintosh, which was one of the first successful graphical user interface based PC’s/
Ironically, in 1985 he was outset as CEO of Apple and left to start another PC company NeXT. Later in the 90’s he started Pixar animation and selling it to Disney, and becoming a 7% share holder in Disney, which was the single largest share holder of Disney. In 2000, he went back to Apple and became their CEO again.
Last week on October 5, 2011, Apple posted this message on their website:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
jobs leaves behind a wife, a son and a daughter.