Steve Jobs

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Born Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died October 5, 2011 (aged 56)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Alma mater Reed College (dropped out)
Occupation Business magnate, industrial designer
Known for Co-founder of Apple Inc.
Net worth US$10.2 billion (2011)
Spouse Laurene Powell Jobs (m. 1991)
Children 4, including Reed Jobs
Parents Abdulfattah Jandali (biological father), Joanne Schieble (biological mother), Paul Jobs (adoptive father), Clara Jobs (adoptive mother)

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate, industrial designer, and co-founder of Apple Inc. He is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with his co-founder Steve Wozniak.[1][2]

Early Life and Education

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble, who gave him up for adoption. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs and grew up in Mountain View, California. Jobs attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, where he met Steve Wozniak, with whom he would later co-found Apple Inc. After high school, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after six months.[3]


Founding of Apple

In 1976, Jobs, along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, founded Apple Computer in the Jobs family garage. They released the Apple I computer, which was followed by the highly successful Apple II.[4]

Departure and Return to Apple

In 1985, following a power struggle within the company, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT Inc., a computer platform development company. Apple acquired NeXT in 1997, bringing Jobs back to the company he co-founded. Upon his return, Jobs served as CEO and led Apple to new heights of success.[5]

Pixar and Disney

In addition to his work at Apple, Jobs acquired Pixar Animation Studios in 1986. He served as chairman and CEO of Pixar, which produced acclaimed films such as "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo." Pixar was acquired by Disney in 2006, making Jobs Disney's largest single shareholder.[6]

Innovations and Impact

Product Design and Innovation

Jobs was known for his emphasis on design and innovation. He played a key role in the development of groundbreaking products such as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. His focus on user experience and simplicity revolutionized the technology industry.[7]

Keynote Presentations

Jobs's keynote presentations, where he unveiled new Apple products, became legendary in the tech world. His charismatic style and enthusiasm captivated audiences and helped build anticipation for Apple's latest innovations.[8]

Personal Life and Legacy

Health Issues

Throughout his life, Jobs battled health issues, including a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Despite his illness, he continued to work tirelessly and maintained a hands-on approach to leading Apple.[9]


Steve Jobs left a lasting legacy as one of the most influential figures of the modern era. His visionary ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, and relentless pursuit of excellence continue to inspire entrepreneurs, designers, and innovators around the world.[10]