Steve jobs was born
In 1960, the Jobs family moved to Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California. Today, this is commonly called Silicon Valley.
In 1968, 13-year-old Steve Jobs got his first job, working at Hewlett-Packard in the summer after speaking directly to Bob Hewlett.
At 14, Jobs met Steve Wozniak. Wozniak was five years older, but the two shared a love for electronics.
Jobs and Wozniak build and sell illegal blue boxes, allowing users to make telephone calls for free.
Jobs enrolled at Reed College, but dropped out after a semester. He moved to a hippie commune after dropping out. Jobs later takes a job working for Atari.
In 1976, Wozniak and Jobs show the first board for the Apple I at the Homebrew Computer Club. On April 1, Jobs, Wozniak and Ron Wayne incorporate as Apple Computer.
From a humble beginning in Jobs' garage, Apple Computer is continuing to grow. They show the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Fair.
Apple Computer entered the stock market in 1980, making Jobs, already successful, remarkably wealthy.
In January 1984, Macintosh was introduced at the Apple Shareholders meeting.
After a coup at Apple that stripped Jobs of executive responsibility, he, along with some other individuals from Apple, founded NeXT.
Jobs purchased the computer animation division of George Lucas' ILM and incorporates it as Pixar.
As NeXT and Pixar grew, Jobs was named entrepreneur of the decade by Inc. Magazine.
In May 1991, Pixar, now solely devoted to animation with no remaining hardware production, signed to produce a feature length film with Disney. The feature film, released several years later, is Toy Story. After the release of Toy Story, Pixar goes public, making Jobs a billionaire.
In December 1996, Apple purchased the NeXT operating system and brought Jobs back onboard as an advisor. He returns to his former role as CEO in July 1997.
The now successful Apple released the first iPod in 2001. Jobs had no idea how much it would change the company or technology.
In the fall of 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but refused traditional medical treatments in favor of alternative therapies. He finally opts for surgery in August 2004.
In January 2007, Jobs introduced the item most closely associated with Apple today: the iPhone. The iPhone 3G followed in 2008.
After taking a medical leave of absence, Jobs, only weeks from death, had a liver transplant.
In 2010, Jobs announced the release of the first tablet, the iPad, and an improved iPhone, the iPhone 4.
On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple, handing the reigns to Tim Cook. His health had worsened.
Steve Jobs died at home on October 5, 2011, surrounded by his family.