Education and Family
Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. He attended Monta Loma Elementary School, Cupertino Junior High School, Homestead High School in 1972, and Reed College from 1972-1974 where he studied physics, literature, and poetry but later dropped out. His former partner was Chrisann Brennan. His widow is Laurene Powell. He has four kids, one son and three daughters, Reed Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, and Eve Jobs. He has a sister named Mona Simpson and a niece named Grace Appel and a nephew named Gabriel Appel. His father's name was Abdulfattah Jandali and his mother's name was Joanne Schieble. He was quickly adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
Work and Jobs
When he was thirteen years old he called up Bill Hewlett and got a summer job at the HP Factory in 1968. He meets Steve Wozniak, who is five years older than him, through a mutual friend. Woz and Steve share a love of electronics, Bob Dylan, and pranks. Steve and Woz build and illegally sell 'blue boxes' that allow to make phone calls for free. In 1974 he got his first job at video game maker Atari, and later made a trip to India to 'seek enlightenment' with his college friend Dan Kottke. May of 1976 Woz and Steve show the early Apple I board at the Homebrew Computer Club. On April 1st, 1976 Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.
This a young picture of Steve Jobs
How it all started...
It all started in a garage with three friends. Apple's core product lines are the iPhone smart phone, iPad tablet computer, iPod portable media players, and Macintosh computer line. Founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple Computer on April 1, 1976, and incorporated the company on January 3, 1977, in Cupertino, California. The entrepreneurial strategy used here was he spotted a new trend and pounced on it by having all your music with you on an iPod, which is a genius idea.
Here is a link to the company he started...
Other Interesting Facts...
1.) He was not born as a millionaire.
2.) He had a passion for calligraphy.
3.) Steve Jobs only met his biological sister Mona Simpson when he was 27 years old.
4.) Almost spent his life as a Buddhist Monk.
5.) Steve was one of the most competitive employees ever! When Steve Wozniak was named employee #1, Steve worked so hard to beat him at the game, that until he was named employee #0 he was not satisfied!
6.) Steve Jobs got fired at Apple in 1985. He quoted "It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. I am pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful-tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it."
7.) Jobs's biological parents had one mandate--that Jobs be adopted by two college-educated people. The biological parents found out that neither Clara nor Paul Jobs had ever graduated from college, but the adoption went through when it was promised that Steve Jobs would receive a university education (funny considering that Jobs went on to become a college dropout).
8.) Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak met in high school--Wozniak was 18 and Jobs was just 13.
9.) He had a pretty low GPA--just 2.65. Jobs admitted he never enjoyed school structure and preferred to learn in unconventional ways.
10.) Shortly after being shooed out of Apple, Jobs applied to fly on the Space Shuttle as a civilian astronaut (he was rejected) and even considered starting a computer company in the Soviet Union.
Steve died on October 5th, 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade. He was worth 10.2 billion when he died. He died in Palo Alto when he was only 56 years old. If he were still alive today I would ask him what would the iPad 20.0 would look like, and I also have another, did you think your iPod would blow up as much as it did.
No Record of Him Giving to Charity
There is no public record of Steve Jobs giving money to charity. He is not a member of the Giving Pledge, the organization founded by Warren E. Buffett and Bill Gates to persuade the nation’s wealthiest families to pledge to give away at least half their fortunes. (He declined to participate, according to people briefed on the matter.) There is also no hospital wing or an academic building with his name on it. None of this is meant to judge him, but these are just the facts.