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In 1986 Steve Jobs funded the Graphics Group, which later became Pixar.

 

In 1986 Steve Jobs funded the Graphics Group, which later became Pixar.



Initially, it was a sub-company under Disney until Jobs invested, and the company became its own spin-off company.

The first Pixar film “Toy Story” (1995), was a joint venture with Disney, but because of Jobs’ investment, it meant he was credited as executive producer.

Disney bought back the company in 2006.

As part of the takeover, Disney converted Pixar shares into Disney shares, which made Jobs one of Disney’s largest shareholders for a short amount of time.

About a decade later, Pixar produced the first feature-length computer animated film, Toy Story, in a distribution deal with Disney.

From there, Pixar exploded and made Steve Jobs a very wealthy man. But it wasn't as easy as it sounds.

Here's how Jobs brought Pixar from a niche spinoff company to one of the most valuable movie studios on the planet.

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