Wishes poured in from around the world for Apple visionary Steve Jobs on his 68th birth anniversary as people remembered his unparalleled contribution to the field of technology and innovation.
On Friday, Steve Jobs, the genius inventor who founded Apple Inc in his garage, would have turned 68. Wishes poured in from all over the world on his birth anniversary, as people remembered his legacy and recalled some of the finest thoughts and words of wisdom shared by Jobs in his time.
Apple paid tribute to the legend on its website by opening an email in his name called remembering Steve’ and asking people all over the world to share their messages for Jobs, who revolutionized product development and innovation like no other.
A brief timeline of Steve Jobs’ journey on birth anniversary:
Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, United States. He graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon but dropped out soon after 6 months.
Jobs previously worked for the video game company Atari before founding Apple Inc. In 1976, he founded Apple, which is now the seventh largest company in the world (according to the Fortune 500), in his garage with Steve Wozniak. In 1980, he went public, raising $110 million.
Jobs was deposed as chairman in a boardroom coup in 1985, and he later founded high-end computer manufacturer Next and purchased the animation studio Pixar. Toy Story, the first commercial computer-animated feature, was released in theatres in 1995.
It wasn’t until 1997, a year after his ‘Next’ purchased by Apple, that Jobs returned. While he returned to Apple as an advisor and then interim CEO during a period when the company was losing nearly $2 billion, he named CEO in 2000. In 2006, Disney acquired Pixar, and Jobs became the company’s largest single shareholder.
Before these developments, Jobs underwent surgery in 2004 for a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer. In August 2011, he resigned as CEO of Apple and named chairman. On October 5, of that year, the Apple visionary died at the age of 56. The cause of his death not stated in the announcement.