Steve Case

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Steve Case

Name: Steve Case

Born: August 21, 1958, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American businessman best known as the co-founder, former CEO, and chairman of AOL.

Honors and awards

  • Inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (2009).
  • Appointed as a Citizen Regent of the Smithsonian Institution (2011).


"And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal."

"All great ideas start as weird ideas. What now seems obvious, early on, is not obvious to anybody."