Steve Jobs was the face Apple. He was a revered business icon and a charismatic entrepreneur.
Apple was founded in 1976 together with Steve Wozniak in a garage.
The first computer model, the Apple 1 followed by Apple 2 sold more than 2 million units making the partnership wealthy.
Jobs then hired a Pepsi marketer, John Sculley to be the CEO of Apple. However, the business relationship was often testy-plagued by boardroom struggles. He soon left the company to find spiritual enlightenment in India.
Jobs later started a new company called NeXT followed by Pixar. Pixar Animation Studios created Toy Story-the first computer-animated blockbuster film. A few years later, Apple bought NeXT and Jobs return to head Apple-the company he co-founded.
Under his maverick leadership, Apple would launch the iMac, iPod, iPhone and the iPad, in quick succession.
Steve Jobs was famous for his detailed keynotes presentation.
In 2019, Apple was the first US Company to hit the US $1.4 trillion market capitalization.
Steve Jobs died in 2011 at home in Palo Alto, after battling pancreatic cancer. His passion for making a “dent in the universe” and his drive for perfection revolutionized the lifestyle of consumers who embraced the sleek Apple-branded products.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” aptly said by 2011 The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Award Brand Personality.
Steve Jobs Theater-Apple’s futuristic auditorium located at Cupertino is aptly named to honour his enduring legacy.