Jobs was the Chairman,
CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc., a leading
manufacturer of electronic devices including
the Macintosh Computer (MAC), iPod,
iPhone, and the music and video software
itunes. He was CEO of Pixar Animation Studios
until it was acquired by Disney in 2006.
Although he is known as a business and sales
wizard, Steve Jobs is credited with many
of the electronic inventions now patented
Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco to
Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian Abdulfattah
John Jandali and adopted by Paul and Clara
Jobs. He attended the Cupertino Middle
School followed by high school at Homestead
H.S. in the same town of Cupertino. He
spent his childhood in the South Bay area,
a region that would later become known
as Silicon Valley. During high school
Jobs held a summer job at the Hewlett-Packard
Company in Palo Alto prior to attending
college. His original association with
Wozniak began as a result of attending
lectures and working at HP.
he attended Reed College in Portland,
Oregon, Steve Jobs never graduated, having
only spent about six months at college.
He returned to California in 1974 and
began attending meetings of the Homebrew
Computer Club with his friend Wozniak.
At the same time he took a job at Atari
to save money for a spiritual retreat
to India. While working there he discovered
that a popular whistle recreated the tones
needed to make long distance phone calls
with AT&T. Jobs convinced Wozniak
to go into business with him to create
"blue boxes" and sell them to
people wishing to make free long distance
ended up backpacking through India but
returned to work with Atari. He continued
to work with Wozniak on other projects
and finally convinced him to market a
computer Wozniak had built for himself.
On April 1, 1976, Apple Inc. was born.
Although the business started with printed
circuit boards, Steve Wozniak and Steve
Jobs eventually created their first personal
computer, the Apple I, and sold it for
$666.66. They later followed it with the
Apple II, a large success for their business.
Apple Inc. began selling shares in December
the company grew, so did its merchandise
and the hugely successful Macintosh was
introduced to the public in 1984 and became
the first personal computer with a graphical
user interface (GUI) through which individuals
could interact with the items on the screen.
As Apple grew even more, Jobs experienced
tension with the board and the struggles
led to Jobs leaving Apple in May of 1985.
Jobs went on to create the company called
NeXT in 1986. Although it began as a company
designed around aesthetic interpersonal
computing, it later focused more on software
development. NeXT ended up playing a major
role in the development of email and the
world wide web.
bought NeXT in 1996 and reinstated Jobs
as the Chief Executive Officer. His current
annual salary is $1, but he receives executive
gifts from the board that give better
tax advantages than does his salary. He
is well known for his work ethic as well
as his rumored temper, but has consistently
helped to grow Apple from a company bordering
on bankruptcy in the 1990s to a very successful
company today. Steve Jobs helped establish
the new electronic divisions and personally
helped to create the ipod, iphone, and
other personal devices.
Steve Jobs died on the 5th of October
in 2011 after complications with pancreatic
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