Steve Jobs on Intelligence

The Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Computers and the Pixar animation studio, Steve Jobs (1955 -2011) ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. At age 20, Jobs founded Apple in his parents garage with $1,300 he raised by selling his old Volkswagen and his parents’ calculator. Today, Apple leads the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, and with leading consumer and professional software applications. Apple led the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store. It galvanized the smart phone sector with the innovative iPhone and dominates the tablet computer market with its wildly popular iPad. Jobs’s animation venture, Pixar, has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. In 2006, Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in a $7.4 billion deal that made Steve Jobs the largest individual shareholder in Disney. He retired as CEO of Apple in 2011, shortly before his untimely death at age 56. Steve Jobs was still a mischievous 26-year old iconoclast when he addressed the Academy of Achievement in 1982.