All you wanted to know about Steve Jobs
Timeline on Steve Jobs.
Full name: Steven Paul Jobs
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.