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American businessman, and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.


Steve Jobs Info

Birth nameSteven Paul Jobs
Date of BirthFebruary 24, 1955
Place of BirthSan Francisco, California, USA
OccupationsChairman, Apple Inc.
Spouse (s)Laurene Powell Jobs (m. 1991–2011; his death)
Alma materReed College (one semester in 1972)
Years active1974–2011
Net worth$8.3 billion (2011)
RelativesMona Simpson (sister)
Place of deathPalo Alto, California, USA
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
Board member ofThe Walt Disney Company, Apple, Inc.
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 [I] always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. 
— Steve Jobs in a letter to the Apple board resigning as the CEO of Apple Computers / August 24, 2011
 Flash is closed and proprietary, has major technical drawbacks, and doesn't support touch based devices, 
— Steve Jobs in an article, on Adobe Flash / April 29, 2010
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 We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform, 
— Steve Jobs in an article, on Adobe Flash / April 29, 2010
 Competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours. 
— Steve Jobs / March 02, 2010
 We do no market research. We don’t hire consultants. ... We just want to make great products. 
— Steve Jobs

 Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. 
— Steve Jobs
 I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometre. Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing about a third of the way down the list. ... That didn’t look so good, but then someone at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle and a man on a bicycle blew the condor away. That’s what a computer is to me: The computer is the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. 
— Steve Jobs
 Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish. 
— Steve Jobs
 You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. 
— Steve Jobs