Steve Jobs was the epitome of the American dream – a poor 2nd generation immigrant who had the will and perseverance to become one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs of our generation.
The amazing thing is that Jobs dropped out of college after just one semester. He did however continue sitting in on classes and lectures, harvesting his knowledge of computing systems.
In 1976, along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, Steve Jobs embarked on an incredible journey that would change the way we interact with the world. Apple computers revolutionized the home computer and made it accessible for the everyday man.
In 1983, Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola in hopes to make him Apple’s CEO with a famous quote.
“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
In addition to traditional home computers, Apple would later develop groundbreaking products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
In August of 2011, Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO due to his failing health, but remained as the chairman of the board of directors.
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.