#39 Steve Jobs

#39 Steve Jobs

2011 Forbes 400 NET WORTH
$7B
as of 9/1/11

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs finally succumbed to cancer at the age of 56 on October 5th, leaving behind a legacy that changed the computer, music, film and wireless industries. His once written-off tech company in August briefly topped ExxonMobil as the most valuable U.S. corporation. In that month he resigned as CEO. The Reed College dropout founded Apple in his garage. Jobs created the Macintosh in 1976 and was fired 9 years later after a power struggle with Chief Exec John Sculley. He returned to Apple in 1996. At the time of his death most of his wealth still came from Disney, due to Disney's purchase of Pixar in 2006; as the largest individual shareholder, he owned about $4.47 billion of Disney stock.

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#39Forbes 400 2011Dropped off in 2012
#110Billionaires 2011Dropped off in 2012
#17Powerful People 2010Dropped off in 2011
Stats
Source of WealthApple, Pixar, Self Made
CitizenshipUnited States
Children4
EducationDrop Out, Reed College
Net worth over time
$5.7B
Billionaires
March 2007
$5.7B
Forbes 400
September 2007
$5.4B
Billionaires
March 2008
$5.7B
Forbes 400
September 2008
$3.4B
Billionaires
March 2009
$5.1B
Forbes 400
September 2009
$5.5B
Billionaires
March 2010
$6.1B
Forbes 400
September 2010
$8.3B
Billionaires
March 2011
$7B
Forbes 400
September 2011
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