20 Interesting Facts About Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is known as co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. Apple was started in a small basement. It was Jobs’ brilliant mind that propelled this company to the dizzying heights it is now. Steve was also involved in other notable businesses (directly or indirectly). He served on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. He was also the CEO and co-founder of NeXT. Steve Jobs was a pivotal figure in the microcomputer revolution. With the introduction of the iPhone, he also played an important role in the smartphone revolution.

  1. The full name of him was Steven Paul Jobs.
  2. He was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, the U.S., to Abdulfattah Jandali, who was a Syrian, and Joanne Schieble was an American. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
  3. Paul Jobs was a Coast Guard veteran, worked as a machinist for a company that manufactured lasers, and is largely responsible for his son’s interest in electronics and working with his hands. Clara Jobs was an accountant.
  4. Steve Jobs’s first job was as a computer programmer for TRW during his senior year in high school.
  5. Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, which is a private university.” He reportedly dropped out after one semester, but he stayed in the area and attended classes that interested him.
  6. In mid of 1974, Steve visited India to seek for spirituality and got a keen interest in Buddhism.
  7. In 1975, the 20-year-old Steve Jobs and Wozniak set up a shop in Jobs’ parents’ garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I computer. To generate the $1,350 in capital required to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.
  8. In April 1977, Steve Jobs launched the Apple II, and it was the first personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics.
  9. Apple started trading on NASDAQ in December 1980.
  10. On January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs released the first Apple Macintosh computer.
  11. Steve Jobs was married to Laurene Powell Jobs in the year 1991.
  12. He became the CEO of Apple in September 1997.
  13. He had four children: Lisa Brennan Jobs, Eve Jobs, Reed Jobs, and Erin Sienna Jobs. Eve Jobs is the youngest.
  14. The favorite food of steve jobs was raw carrot and afcourse apple.
  15. He was a pescetarian, which means he use to eat fish but no other kind of meat.
  16. Steve Jobs gave the world with pretty awesome inventions. Some of them are Apple III (1980), iMac G3 (1998), USB Mouse (1998), iPod (2001), PowerMac G3 (1999), iMac G4 (2002), iPod GUI (2003), Glass Staircase, Power Adapter (2006), iPhone OS / iOS (2007), Magic Mouse (2009), iPod Shuffle (2010),iPhone 4 (2010) and iPad (2010).
  17. From the year 1997 to 2011 salary of Steve Jobs at Apple was $1.
  18. Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in the year 2003. He died of respiratory arrest, which was related to the tumor at age 56 on October 5, 2011.
  19. In 2011 the governor of California announced October 16 as Steve Jobs day.
  20. Apple nowadays is the most valued company in the world, with a value of $2.2 trillion.
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