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  1. Forbes Project: Steve Jobs

  2. In the life of Steve Jobs.. • Steve was born February 5, 1955. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. • He is married to Laurene Powell Jobs. They now reside in Palo Alto, California. • He also has four children. • Steve is the founder of Apple and Pixar. • #110 Forbes Billionaire, #34 in the U.S. http://www.allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/pics.html

  3. Hobbies • I could not find any hobbies for Steve Jobs.

  4. Charitable Foundations • Steve Jobs is a very private man, so no one really knows if he gives money to charities or not. It is said that if he gives, he does anonymously. • It is known that he donates money to the Democratic Party.

  5. Interesting Facts about Steve Jobs! • He was voted CEO of the decade by Fortune Magazine. • Steve Jobs is half Arab. • Jobs biological sister is also famous, her name is Mona Simpson. • He was fired from Apple by the guy who he hired to run Apple. • Steve Jobs earns less than minimum wage. He makes$1 a year from Apple. • He is adopted. • He did not claim his oldest daughter because he didn’t believe it was his child. • After Jobs accepted that she was his daughter, he named the first Apple computer after her “Apple Lisa”. • He does not donate money to charity.

  6. How it all began • In 1976, Steve Jobsfounded Apple. As Apple continued to expand, the company began looking for an experienced executive to help manage its expansion. In 1978, Apple recruited Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO for what turned out to be several years. In 1983, Steve Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to serve as Apple's CEO, asking, "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?” The following year, Apple aired a Super Bowl television commercial titled "1984.“ This was the beginning of Apple being very successful. • In 1986, Steve Jobs bought what is now Pixar. The first film he made was Toy Story. This movie was very successful and is still loved by people today. There are many more animated movies that he has created. Pixar has won twenty-four Academy Awards and seven Golden Globes. All films produced by Pixar are the fifty highest grossing animated films of all time.

  7. Mission Statements • Pixar’s Mission Statement: “Pixar's objective is to combine proprietary technological and world-class create talent to develop computer-animated feature films with memorable character and heartwarming stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. ” • Apple’s Mission Statement: “Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.”

  8. Company Logos

  9. Company’s Stock Apple’s Stock http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=AAPL *The ticker symbol for Pixar is DIS.

  10. Brief History of the Product • Apple was established in 1976. The single most important PR decision that has made is having a commercial of the product in third quarter of the Super Bowl. This made Apple a huge success. Another thing that really promoted Apple is when iPods first came out. This lead people to the iPhone, iPad, and all the rest. People use Apple products love then while people who have never used them tend to think they’re over priced. • Steve says Pixar was a “money pit”. Fortunately, that was going to change soon. Disney decided they would help pay for the first animated movie. They ended up giving Steve $15 million. Pixar’s first movie was Toy Story. Surprisingly this movie was a huge hit. The only problem was Steve had signed most of the revenue to Disney. He still made quite a bit of money for this movie. Pixar then became very successful! They are still going strong and capturing people’s hearts with there movies.

  11. How and Why the Company is Successful If you ask a member of Pixar why they are successful they will probably reply with comment like this, “Quality is the best business plan of all

  12. http://www.allaboutstevejobs.com/being/being.html • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070620152256AAtA8WX • http://dailyfreeinformation.com/the-history-of-pixar-animation-studios/ • http://www.moneycone.com/10-interesting-facts-about-apple-ceo-steve-jobs/