The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has officially declared Oct. 16 as Steve Jobs Day. Apple Inc. will come together on Sunday to commemorate Jobs' inspired life, works and achievements. The company has invited some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley to a memorial service for Steve Jobs on Sunday.
Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, lost his seven-year fight with pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple in August 2011, during his third period of medical leave. After his resignation, Jobs was elected chairman of Apple's board of directors.
On October 5, around 3:00 p.m., Jobs, 56, died at his home in Palo Alto, California. This was just six weeks after resigning as CEO.
The Governor of California made the announcement via his Twitter page, saying that this Sunday will be Steve Jobs Day within the state. The memorial service is set to be held at Stanford University's campus on Sunday evening. A private funeral was held for Jobs last week.
The official Web site of the Steve Jobs Day, where hundreds of users uploaded photos of themselves dressed like Jobs, reads: We admire his work. We've embraced his vision. And we love what he's brought to the world. Let's take a day to celebrate the life and work of Steve Jobs and say thank you. Everyone around the world is invited to participate - in real life and in person and on Facebook, Twitter and here, according to a PC Magazine report.
Jobs, a demanding perfectionist, earned only $1 a year as CEO of Apple. He, however, held 5.426 million Apple shares and another 138 million shares in Disney. Forbes, later, estimated his net wealth at $8.3 billion in 2010, making him the forty-second wealthiest American.