Steve Jobs, Apple Co-founder in Silicon Valley and chairman, died this Wednesday. On his return to Apple in 1996, he helped lead Apple to success of the iPod, iPhone and iPad and helped to create the Macintosh. Steve Jobs created one of the most profitable companies leading Apple from near bankruptcy.
In 2003 he was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer and in 2009 he had a liver transplant. In August 2011, he resigned from his CEO position and Tim Cook became the next CEO.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, notified employees by email on October 5. The statement says “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being”. Apple’s Board of Directors said “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve”.