Steve Jobs: 10 Memorable Milestones of the Apple Co-Founder's Career
6:44 PM PDT 10/5/2011 by Andy Lewis, Chris Godley
A Buddhist and vegetarian who once handed out bottles of carrot juice to trick-or-treaters, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. He died Oct. 5 at the age of 56.
Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak introduced the Apple II computer in 1977 and took their company public in 1980, an event that made Jobs a multimillionaire able to set his sights on conquering the entertainment industry. He succeeded by turning Pixar into what is arguably the most consistent film studio in history and by becoming the largest shareholder of Disney, the industry’s most iconic company.
THR looks back at these and other career milestones of the American tech giant.