63. Steve Jobs: The Man and His Apple Computers

Steve Jobs was a self-made billionaire, who brought computers into the homes of nearly every American the country. He is credited with developing the that has personalized the computers. Jobs, along with childhood friend Steve Wozniak, co-founded Apple Computers in , working out of Jobs' garage.

Jobs was born February 24, 1955 to parents who gave him for adoption shortly after birth. He was adopted Clara and Paul Jobs. His father was a who liked to spend time with his son electronic components apart, and reassembling them. This is and where Jobs developed his interest in mechanical . Jobs was not the best student in high . He was known as a class clown, although was very intelligent. It was in high school he met Wozniak.

Both Jobs and Wozniak had great interest in electronics, and the pair was for making computer technology smaller, cheaper, and more to average persons. Jobs got his start working a video game designer for the Atari Corporation. Jobs got Apple going, he sold his first , which were called the Apple I, for $666.66 . The Apple I earned Jobs nearly $800,000 its year, and that was just the beginning. The II earned the fledgling company nearly $140 million, by 1980, the company was worth $1.2 billion.

branched out his financial kingdom venturing into other such as Pixar Animation Studios, which was also successful. He briefly left Apple to found the Corporation, which produced both software and hardware, but floundered, and Jobs went back to Apple to iPhone and iPad. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic in 2003, and eventually lost his battle with in October, 2011.