Steve Jobs was an American inventor and business magnate who had a net worth of $10.2 billion dollars. Steve Jobs was known for being the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Computers. Jobs previously served as the chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios. In the 1980s, Jobs, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, Ronald Wayne, and others, designed, developed, and marketed the Apple II series, one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers.
Jobs and Wozniak assembled the first the Apple computer prototypes in Jobs' bedroom and later in Jobs' garage. Jobs realized the commercial potential of the mouse-driven graphical user interface, leading to the creation of the Macintosh computer. Jobs he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd In 1986, which eventually became Pixar Animation Studios. Jobs remained CEO and majority shareholder until Walt Disney company acquired Pixar in 2006. Jobs also serves as a member of Disney's Board of Directors. Jobs amassed his fortune through the creation of Apple Inc., and the ownership of 5.5 million shares of Apple and 138 million shares of Disney stock. On August 24th, 2011 Jobs resigned from Apple unexpectedly, with most people believing it was for health reasons. Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer on October 5th 2011. He has been replaced by long-time Apple employee and former Apple COO, Tim Cook.