Richest BusinessCEOs
Net Worth:
$100 Million
Mar 31, 1960 - Feb 3, 2012 (51 years old)
United States of America
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Steve Appleton was an American businessman who had a net worth of $100 million. Steve Appleton was born March 31, 1960 in California. He was best known as the CEO of Micron Technology, based in Boise, Idaho. Appleton started his career at Micron shortly after graduation in 1983, working the night shift in production. He held a variety of positions within the company, including Wafer Fab manager, Production Manager, Director of Manufacturing and Vice President of Manufacturing before being appointed President and COO in 1991. He was appointed to the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board in 1994, which he maintained until his untimely death when, on February 3, 2012, Appleton was killed while attempting an emergency landing in a Lancair IV-PT experimental-category, four-seat, turboprop airplane at the Boise Airport in Boise, Idaho, just moments after taking off.

He had already aborted a take-off a few minutes earlier for unknown reasons. By age 34 Steve Appleton was the third youngest CEO in the Fortune 500. Steve Appleton was a pillar of this community and those touched by him, as well as communities he impacted through his leadership of Micron, will continue to feel the influence of his vision for years to come. His leadership in elevating a home-grown Idaho company to the global stage paved the way for future pioneers and visionaries in the Boise Valley to dream big and achieve greatness. According to the company's website, Micron has about 20,000 employees worldwide including locations in; California, Virginia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Italy, Scotland, Israel, Paris, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China, India and Malaysia.

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