Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pixar dedicates main campus building to late CEO Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, who helped finance and guide the studio before it became a household name.

 "The Steve Jobs Building" , Jobs had a hand in its design.

Main entrance to the Steve Jobs Building at Pixar's campus in California.

"He came up with the idea that the building should be centered around a large atrium, which would lead to accidental collaboration that may not occur if everyone was stuck in their individual offices," wrote Pixar employee Samad Rizvi.

Jobs was one of the main backers of Pixar, infusing millions of dollars of personal cash to keep the studio alive, well before the now-famous company turned a profit and was subsequently purchased by Disney. When he was CEO of Pixar in 2004, Jobs was paid $1 a week, however he netted approximately $4 billion in shares of Disney Co. when animation giant purchased the studio in 2006.

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