Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, inventor, and designer who co-founded Apple Inc., one of the world’s most successful technology companies. Born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, Jobs grew up in Silicon Valley and was fascinated by electronics from a young age.

Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976 and revolutionized the personal computer industry with their innovative and user-friendly designs. They introduced the first commercially successful personal computer, the Apple II, in 1977. Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985, but he returned in 1997 to help revive the struggling company.

Under Jobs’ leadership, Apple launched numerous groundbreaking products, including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes. These products transformed the music, mobile phone, and computing industries and made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world.

Jobs was known for his creative vision, attention to detail, and ability to anticipate consumer needs. He was a charismatic leader and a master marketer who had a deep impact on the technology industry and popular culture.

In addition to his work at Apple, Jobs also founded Pixar Animation Studios, which produced hit movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.