Gil Amelio Apple 2.0

Steve Jobs and Gil Amelio, 7 Jan 1997
Steve Jobs and Gil Amelio, 7 Jan 1997

Name
Gil Amelio
Relationship to Steve
Apple CEO
Short Bio

Gil Amelio was Apple's CEO for exactly 500 days, in 1996-97. He understood Apple's problems and tried to fix them by cutting back expenses and forming business partnerships. One of the issues he addressed was Apple's failure to deliver a modern OS: he eventually bought NeXT for their NeXTSTEP OS - bringing back Steve Jobs to the company he founded. Steve eventually made Amelio leave after a board coup in February 1997, and became interim CEO of Apple.

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