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Steve Jobs

Born: 24 February 1955 San Francisco, California, U.S.

Died: 5 October 2011 Palo Alto, California, U.S.

Biography: Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios;a member of The Walt Disney Company´s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO ofNeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs´s official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."

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