STEVE JOBS BIOGRAPHY
Steven Paul “Steve Jobs” (1995-2011), the Tech icon, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc., has the greatest contribution to the success of Apple computers and the development of revolutionary new technologies.
Steve Jobs was born on 24 February 1995 in San Francisco to Joanne Schieble, an American speech-language pathologist and Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian political science professor. But he was given for adoption soon after his birth, then he was brought up by Paul and Clara Jobs of California whom he always considered being his real parents.
He attended a school in California and after that, he joined Reed College in Oregon, after just one semester he was dropped out.
Steve Jobs in India
In 1974, he used his savings from the job to travel to India in search of spiritual enlightenment with Daniel Kottke. Job’s traveled to Ashram of Neem Karoli Baba in Kainchi.
He experimented with psychedelic drugs, he also becomes aware of Buddhist and Eastern spiritual philosophy.
“One of the things that made Apple great was that, in the early days, it was built from the heart.”
Steve Jobs at Apple
In 1976, the two Steves – Jobs and Wozniak – and Ronald Wayne co-founded Apple. The launch of Macintosh was an emotional moment for Steve; it turned out to be the first commercially successful small computer with a GUI (the graphical user interface is one of the things that made Apple great was that, in the early days, it was built from the heart).
Steve was turning into a charismatic leader for Apple, but there was satisfaction in the ranks with his inconstant management style. In 1985, he was forced to resign from the company.
” You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don’t know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love.”
Steve Jobs beyond Apple
Then after Apple, he founded the Next computers. In the meantime, he had acquired The Graphics Group, later named Pixar. Pixar soon teamed up with film Disney to produce computer-animated feature films.
In 1996, Apple bought out Next for U.S.$429 million and this brought Jobs back to Apple. He was given the post of chief executive. The years that followed were those of innovation and powerful branding. The iMac was followed bu the iPod and iTunes Store, marking Apple’s entry into music distribution.
Steve Jobs Wealth
I was worth about over $1 million when I was 23, and over $10 million when I was 24, and over $100 million when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important, because I never did it for the money. – By Steve Jobs
Steve Job’s net worth was estimated at $10.2 billion at the time of his death in 2011. Jobs earned only $1 million as CEO of Apple. But, share options from Apple and Disney gave him an estimated fortune of $8.4 billion.
Steve Jobs Family
- Parents – Paul Jobs (adoptive father), Clara Hagopian (adoptive mother), Abdulfattah Jandali (biological father), Joanne Schieble (biological mother).
- Siblings – Mona Simpson (biological sister), Patricia Ann Jobs (stepsister).
- Wife – Laurene Powell
- Children – Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs (daughter with Chrisann Brennan), Reed Paul Jobs (son with Laurene Powell), Erin Siena Jobs (daughter with Laurene Powell), Eve Jobs (daughter with Laurene Powell).
“Jobs last words -Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
Steve Jobs Death
In August 2011, Steve resigned as CEO, citing ill-health. He had been battling a number of illnesses; when the end came, it was from a relapse of pancreatic cancer that he had been diagnosed with cancer since 2004.
On 5th October 2011, Steve died at Palo Alto, California, United States.