Pixar founder, Disney board member Steve Jobs dies at 56
Published: October 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM
He bought the division for $10 million. Twenty years later, in 2006, Disney acquired Pixar for $7.4 billion. Jobs served on the Disney board after the acquisition of Pixar, and Pixar's lead creative force - John Lasseter - today holds the title of chief creative officer for The Walt Disney Company and principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering, making Lasseter one of the most important creative forces in theme parks today.
Frankly, I suspect Disney wouldn't be nearly as successful and influential as it is today if it weren't for Lasseter, Pixar... and Steve Jobs.