Steve Jobs – 11 Pivotal moments in his career.
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”
The Career of Steve Jobs
11 pivotal moments
- Best friends Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computer in their garage
- In 1977, Jobs and Wozniak debut the Apple II at the first West Coast Computer Faire
- In 1980, Apple Computer stages a $1.7 billion IPO. It is the largest IPO since the Ford Motor Co. in 1956, and creates 300 millionaires overnight, the largest of any computer company.
- Apple’s board of directors votes to fire Jobs from his position as head of the Macintosh division.
- In 1986, Jobs buys the computer graphics division of LucasArts from George Lucas for $5 million and turns the company into Pixar.
- In 1996, Apple buys NeXT Computer for $429 million in cash and 1.5 million shares of Apple stock and Jobs rejoins the company after having been 12 years away.
- Steve Jobs introduces the iMac, a radical change of pace for Apple.
- In 2001, Apple introduces the iPod
- In 2007 Apple introduces the iPhone
- In 2010, Apple releases the iPad, simultaneously creating a market for an entirely new class of mobile device: the tablet computer.
- On August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs announces he will step down as CEO of Apple.
Steve Jobs – Ninja.