Steve Jobs

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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was the co-founder and long-time chief executive of Apple Inc.; he co-founded the company with Stephen Wozniak in 1976 and would become the CEO and chairman of the corporation. He also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios, which was behind such animated films as Toy Story and A Bug's Life, and remained on the board of directors when it merged with The Walt Disney Company. Jobs, who served as Apple's CEO until shortly before his death, had fought pancreatic cancer for some years. He had received 317 patents for products he designed or co-designed.