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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) was an American businessman and technology visionary who was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. He also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios after acquiring it from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million in 1986. He was also credited as executive producer of the 1995 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story. In 2006, Pixar was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in an all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion. Jobs, owning 50.1% of Pixar stock, thereby became the Walt Disney Company's largest individual shareholder, owning 7% of the company, and was appointed to the Walt Disney Company Board of Directors, a position he held until his death. Following Jobs' death from pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011, his shares were transferred to the Steven P. Jobs Trust, controlled by his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jobs was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2003 and died 8 years later in 2011.


  • Following Jobs' death, flags at all Disney properties, including the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, were ordered by Disney CEO Bob Iger to be flown at half-staff from October 6 to October 12, 2011.
  • Following Jobs' death, the Pixar website's homepage was changed to a photo of Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter, followed by a eulogy written by Catmull and Lasseter.
  • The 2012 Disney/Pixar film Brave was dedicated to him and Lord Macintosh and his son, Young Macintosh were named after a series of personal computers (PCs) designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. and which was introduced by Steve himself.



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