All you wanted to know about Steve Jobs

Hindustan Times | By
Oct 07, 2011 12:03 AM IST

Timeline on Steve Jobs.

Full name: Steven Paul Jobs

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Born: February 24, 1955, in San Francisco

Biological parents: University of Wisconsin graduate student Joanne Carole Schieble and a Syrian exchange student, Abdulfattah "John" Jandali

Adoptive parents: Paul and Clara Jobs

Education: Graduates from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but drops out after six months.

Career: Works for video game maker Atari before founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976 in his garage.

1980: Jobs takes Apple public, raising $110 million.

1983: Launches "Lisa", a desktop computer with a graphical user interface.

1985: Jobs ousted as chairman in a boardroom coup.

1986: Jobs founds Next, a company making high-end computers. Buys Pixar from Star Wars maker George Lucas for $10 mn.

1995: Pixar's Toy Story, the first commercial computer-animated feature, hits theatres.

1996: Apple buys Next for $430 million.

1997: Jobs returns to Apple as advisor and then interim CEO after the company records losses of more than $1.8 bn.

1998: Apple returns to profitability.

2000: Jobs is named CEO of Apple.

2001: Launches iPod.

2003: Launches the iTunes music store with 200,000 songs at 99c each.

2004: Jobs undergoes surgery for a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer.

2006: Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion. Jobs becomes Disney's largest single shareholder and much of his wealth is derived from this sale.

2009: Jobs returns from medical leave in June after undergoing a liver transplant.

2011: Jobs' resigns as CEO on Aug 24.

Disease: Jobs underwent surgery for a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer in 2004.

Final stretch: Took third medical leave in January 2011 and resigned as CEO in August. Elected Apple chairman.

Family: Wife Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from a different relationship

$8.3 billion(Rs 40,860 crore): Jobs' net worth according to Forbes, making him the joint 39th richest man in the US.

Died: Wednesday at 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. Experts believe he probably died of cancer.

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