Steven Paul Jobs is the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney. He is currently the largest shareholder at Disney and a member of Disney’s Board of Directors.
Together with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jobs helped popularize the concept of 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 Apple’s board of directors in 1985, Jobs 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 his return. Jobs is credited with turning Apple around through an emphasis on cutting edge design and mobile consumer electronics devices, like the iPod music player and iPhone.