NeXT Inc. was an American computer and software company. It was created after Steve Jobs quit his job at Apple Inc.. It was a failure but it did get him back at Apple and as CEO. The Mac OS x's core was based entirely on the NeXT computer. Apple bought NeXT for $429 million. 
|Fate||Merged into Apple|
|Defunct||February 7, 1997|
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Steve Jobs used $12 million of his own money to make NeXT and it did pay off because he got his job back.
- "NeXT Inc. to Drop Hardware 300 losing jobs in strategy shift". San Francisco Chronicle. February 9, 1993.
- Morgan, Clancy. "Steve Jobs left Apple to start a new computer company. His $12-million failure saved Apple". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
- Young, Jeffrey S.; Simon, William L. (2005). iCon: Steve Jobs. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 134. ISBN 0-471-72083-6. Archived from the original on October 23, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019.