Steven paul “Steve“ jobs (1955 – 2011). Steve Jobs was an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor. Summary of Jobs‘ life. Jobs' countercultural lifestyle. 1972 –. In 1973, Steve Wozniak designed his own version of the classic video game Pong. Apple. Jobs began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Wozniak in. In 1977, with the success of Apple now a part of their relationship. Next. Jobs founded NeXT Inc. in 1985 after his resignation from Apple with $7 million. Return to Apple. In 1996, Apple announced that it would buy NeXT for $427 million. Death of the legend. Jobs died at.