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Name: Steve Jobs                                                                           
Born: February 24, 1955 San Francisco, California, U.S.A.                                 
Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of           
Apple Inc, and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until it was acquired by             
the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently the Walt Disney Company's               
largest individual shareholder and a member of its Board of Directors. He is               
considered a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries.             
Steve Jobs is listed as Fortune Magazine's most powerful businessman of 2007 out           
of twenty-five other top businessmen.                                                     
Jobs's history in business has contributed greatly to the myths of the quirky,             
individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of                 
design while understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal.             
His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional             
and elegant has earned him a devoted following.                                           
Together with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jobs helped popularize the                   
personal computer in the late '70s. In the early '80s, still at Apple, Jobs was           
among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven GUI.                   
After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned           
from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company                       
specializing in the higher education and business markets. Next's subsequent               
1997 buyout by Apple brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he has           
served as its chief executive officer since shortly after his return.