The world will never be the same following the death of the 56-year-old tech visionary Steve Jobs, who has often been hailed as one of the greatest of American innovators.

Jobs passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, but his wonderful stories will be remembered forever.

In 1976, Steve Jobs founded Apple, along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The Apple I computer subsequently went on sale for $666.66.

In 1983, Jobs lured Pepsico's John Sculley to serve as Apple's CEO. However, in 1985, a clash between Jobs and Sculley led to Jobs' resignation. Wozniak also resigned from Apple the same year.

After Jobs' resignation, in 1986, he stared a new computer company Next Inc., making high-end machines for universities. He also spent $10 million buying Pixar from Star Wars creator George Lucas.

In 1997, Jobs became Apple's interim CEO and served as CEO in 2000. The next year, Apple sold the first iPod and released the iTunes software. The iPod became an overnight success.

In 2004, Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. However, he seemed to have been cured of it.

In 2007, Apple released the first iPhone and in 2010, Apple unveiled the iPad, taking the tablet industry by storm.

On Aug. 24, 2011, Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO, paving the way for Apple COO Tim Cook to take over his role.

Apple launched iPhone 4S on Oct. 4 during Let's talk iPhone media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Job's absence at the event made many people wonder about his health. On Oct. 5, a pall of gloom descended when Apple announced the passing away of Jobs.

Start the slideshow to take a peek into the life of the enigmatic tech icon.

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