Steve Jobs: Secret liver transplant

Monday, June 22, 2009

Apple's CEO reportedly had an organ transplant. This was a big week for Apple. The computer company debuted its latest shiny toy, the iPhone 3G S. Turns out, there was a lot more going on that consumers didn't know about. The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Apple's ailing CEO, Steve Jobs, who had taken a break from work to battle pancreatic cancer, had undergone a liver transplant. But here's the real mystery: The surgery happened two months ago. While the company rolled out its latest cool gadget with the usual fanfare, CNN wonders aloud at the timing of such big news about the charismatic leader.

More about Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple leads the industry in innovation with its award-winning Macintosh computers, OS X operating system, and consumer and professional applications software. Apple is also leading the digital music revolution, having sold almost 200 million iPods and over six billion songs from its iTunes online store. Apple has also entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

Steve also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios, which has created eight of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards and its films have grossed more than $4 billion at the worldwide box office to date. 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 wife and three children.


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