Who's the Boss?

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Steve Jobs Apple

Jobs created Apple in 1976, when he was 21 years old. Less than 10 years later, Jobs was fired by then-CEO John Sculley, who Jobs had helped recruit from PepsiCo. In a 2005 speech at Stanford, Jobs said “How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew, we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of future began to diverge and eventually, we fell out. When we did, our board of directors sided with him.” Jobs returned as CEO in 1997. Last year, Apple’s revenue exceeded $65 billion.