In Memory of Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

Steve Jobs was on Fortune Magazine’s list of America’s Toughest Bosses in 1993, but as CEO of Apple Inc., he paid himself only $1 per year. With his own style and insight, he changed the tech industry forever.

At age 21 and with no degree, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple, and seven years later, he unveiled the first Macintosh personal computer, an early implementation of the mouse-driven graphical user interface.

In 1986, Jobs bought a computer graphics company and turned it into Pixar Animation Studios. He was executive producer of the critically and commercially successful film Toy Story and became the largest single shareholder of the Walt Disney Company.

He returned to lead Apple in 1996. With the release of the iPod and later iPhone, Jobs brought the company to the forefront of the technology market using his own patents on portable media devices and on heuristic uses for touch screens. In 2010, Apple finally surpassed long-time industry competitor Microsoft one month after releasing the iPad.

The world will remember his great achievements for generations to come.