Steve Jobs is the former CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Jobs announced his resignation as Apple's CEO on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2011
Apple is leading the consumer technology world with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, its family of iPod media players and iTunes media store, and its Mac computers and iLife and iWork application suites. Apple is also the creator of the iPad, a breakthrough Internet and digital media device, plus the iBookstore, alongside iTunes and the App Store.
Apple was briefly crowned the largest company in the world -- by market capitalization -- in August 2011.
Steve Jobs also co-founded and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, which created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in 2006 and Steve now serves on Disney's board of directors.
Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley, and still lives there with his family.
Source: Apple.com (official executive bio). Edited to include details of Steve Jobs resignation as Apple CEO.