9. Steve Jobs
If there was ever a name more synonymous with Apple products, it was Steve Jobs. The man, the legend, and the genius behind the computers and technology that has revolutionized our culture; Jobs retired earlier this year citing failing health. Sadly, he succumbed to pancreatic cancer in October. The world mourned his passing.
It was his genius that created the first Apple computers. After he was sent packing from Apple in 1985, he brought forth Pixar, which teamed with Disney to bring us Toy Story, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, and Up, among other digitally animated classics. His return to Apple changed the world forever. iTunes. iPod. iPhone. iPad.