Steve Jobs – 11 Pivotal moments in his career.

August 25, 2011

“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.

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