Who was he: Steve Jobs was the Chairman of the Board of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple continues to lead the consumer technology world with its iPhone and App Store, family of iPod media players and iTunes media store, and its Mac computers and iLife and iWork application suites. Apple recently introduced iPad 2, which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
Steve Jobs also co-founded and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, which created such animated films as "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," "Cars" and "Ratatouille." Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in 2006 and Steve Jobs served on Disney's board of directors.
Steve Jobs died on October 5th, 2011 of pancreatic cancer.
Probably the powers-that-be breathed a sigh of relief with the death of Steve Jobs. He partnered with friend Steve Wozniak in the creation a mobile, personal computer in 1976. They built it in a garage in California, added the ability for people to store data on a disc, and the deed was done. Eventually, the great power of the world, the Anglosphere power elite, would be exposed via the Internet and the rush toward world governance diminished.
Background: Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an adopted child and grew up in the apricot orchards that later became known as Silicon Valley in California. He never finished college and created the first Apple computer in a garage with Steve Wozniak. The rest is history – and a very successful one at that.
Apple's 2011 third quarter results ended June 25, 2011, and show what Steve Jobs accomplished from a financial standpoint. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share. Gross margin was 41.7 percent compared to 39.1 percent in third quarter 2010. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue.
Despite Apple's success, Steve Jobs's health deteriorated as a result of pancreatic cancer. Nothing he tried seemed to stop it, though his use of chemotherapy and radiation may actually have exacerbated his condition.
On the 24th of August 2011, Steve Jobs resigned from Apple. He wrote that he could no longer meet his duties and expectations as Apple's CEO. He asked to serve as Chairman of the Board and as an Apple employee. He recommended that Tim Cook replace him as CEO of Apple. He also stated that he believed Apple's "brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it." That remains to be seen.
Jobs also wrote that he looked forward to "watching and contributing to Apple's success in a new role." Unfortunately, Steve Jobs only lived about a month longer after his resignation, dying on October 5th, 2011 at age 56. Apple's Board of Directors issued this statement:
"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
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