Steve Jobs Was born on 24 February 1955 in Syria. His biological parents were Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble Simpson. Later, Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian adopted him. He was given a job in summer by Bill Hewlett (Co-founder of Hewlett Packard Enterprise) when he was 13 after Jobs cold-called him to ask for parts for an electronics project. In late 1968, he joined Homestead High School. Jobs graduated from high school in 1972 and attended Reed College at the Age 17.
Steve Wozniak designed Pong, a Video Game in 1973. He gave the board to Jobs after finishing it to take it down to Atari Inc. But the Atari Inc. thought that Jobs built it and gave him the job of the Technician. He traveled to India in 1974 with Daniel Kottke, an ultimate Apple employee in search of peace.
Wozniak created Apple I computer in 1976 and showed it to Jobs, Jobs proposed to sell it. Later, Jobs, Wozniak and Ronald Wayne formed Apple Computer (Now known as Apple Inc.) In the Jobs’ Los Alto Home’s Garage.
Jobs and Wozniak introduced Apple II, the first customer product sold by Apple Computer at the West Coast Computer Faire. Apple recruited Mike Scott as the CEO of Apple Computer, but this decision made the company unstable. That’s why, Steve Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola, saying, “Do you want to spend rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?”
In 1980, Jobs was worth $100 million at the age of 25! Jobs brought an apartment at the top two floors of the San Remo in 1982 but he never lived there. Apple introduced Macintosh in 1984 based on The Lisa, a computer released by Apple a year earlier. Macintosh was a hard sell in early 1984, though it was highly expensive, $2, 500 USD! Sculley decided to reorganize the company and proposed a plan to the board (Arthur Rock encouraged him).
The plan would also remove Jobs from Macintosh Group and put him in the charge of new project development. After knowing the plan, Steve Jobs submitted a resignation letter to the Apple Board in 1965 and the same year he founded NeXT Computers with $7 Million. He acquired Graphics Division of Lucasfilm in 1986 and remained the CEO of Pixar; until its acquisition by the Disney Company on May 5, 2006. He met his future wife, Laurene Powell in 1989 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
NeXT Workstations were first released in 1990 and was sold in $9, 999 USD. He married Laurene Powell on March 18, 1991. The same year his son, Reed Jobs was born. NeXT Computers profited $1.03 million in 1994. Apple brought NeXT Computers in 1996 for $427 Million USD. In 1995, Erin Siena Jobs, His first daughter was born. And his second daughter, Eve Jobs was born in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, Jobs was a board member of Gap Inc.
He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in 2003. In 2004, he announced to his employees that he had a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. He removed the tumor successfully in July 2004. He said in a statement on Apple.com on 5th January 2009 that he had been suffering from a Hormone Imbalance for few months.
Jobs retired from the CEO post in August 2014. And he died on October 5, 2011, at his Palo Alto home due to complications from a relapse of his previously treated Islet-cell Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor. In 2014, Steve Jobs’ net worth was $31.6 billion USD.