1969

Steve Jobs was a college dropout who built computers in his parents’ garage in the mid-1970s with a friend, Steve Wozniak. They founded what is now Apple Inc. in 1976 to sell their creations. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, surpassed Microsoft Corp. in 2010 to become the world’s most valuable technology company. Jobs, who co-founded Apple Inc., is shown in 1969 in his freshman yearbook photo from  Homestead High School in Cupertino, Calif. Photographer: Ryan Anson/Bloomberg

 
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