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STEVEN PAUL JOBS
      The Most Famous Maestro of the Micro

Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February, 1955. He was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs. He became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006, making Jobs Disney’s largest individual shareholder at seven percent and a member of Disney’s Board of Directors. In 1996, neXT was acquired by Apple. Jobs was named Apple advisor in 1996, interim CEO from 2000 until his resignation. He oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad and the company’s Apple Retail Stores.

Jobs became a symbol of his company and industry. When Time named the computer as the 1982 “Machine of the year” the magazine published a long profile of Jobs as “the most famous maestro of the micro”.  Jobs was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 , with Steve Wozniak ( among the first people to ever recieve the honour ) , and a Jefferson Award for Public Service in the category “ Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under” ( also known as the Samuel S. Beard Award) in 1987. On November 27, 2007, Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune magazine. On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Jobs into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.
In August 2009, Jobs was selected as the most admired entrepreneur among teenagers in a survey by Junior Achievement, having previously been named Entrepreneur of the Decade 20 years earlier in 1989, by Inc. magazine. On November 5, 2009, Jobs was named the CEO of the decade by Fortune magazine.
In September 2011, Jobs was ranked No.17 on Forbes: The World’s Most Powerful People. In December 2010, the Financial Times named Jobs its person of the year for 2010.
After his resignation as Apple's CEO, Jobs was characterized as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of his time. In his The Daily Show eulogy, Jon Stewart said that unlike others of Jobs's ilk, such as Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, Jobs died young. He felt that we had, in a sense, “wrung everything out of” these other men, but his feelings on Jobs was that “we’re not done with you yet”. Graphisoft Company presented the world's first bronze statue of Steve Jobs at Budapest on December 21, 2011 calling him one of the greatest personalities of the modern age.
Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. In August 2011, during his third medical leave, Jobs resigned as CEO, but continued to work for Apple as Chairman of the Board until his death. Jobs died at his California home around 3 p.m. on October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated ailment.His death was widely mourned and considered a loss to the world by commentators across the globe.

 

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