Following Apple's launch of iCloud, a wireless service that allows users to access their content from any device connected to the Internet, CNBC.com gathered some facts and figures on the growth of the company in recent years.
Led by legendary CEO Steve Jobs, the company's market cap value has gone from $4.8 billion back in the year 2000 to $312.6 billion today, an increase of about 6,413 percent in the past 11 years.
Apple was founded in 1976 by Jobs and partners Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Less than a year later, Wayne sold his stake to Jobs and Wozniak for only $800.
Since then, Apple has redefined the computer, music, and consumer electronics industries, with products that include the Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, and most recently, the iPad.