Steve Jobs Facts

Michael Bryan

Michael Bryan

25 Jan 2020

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  1. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955
  2. Steve’s favorite vegetable is carrots. Above all, his favorite fruit is apple.
  3. Purple is the favorite color of Steve Jobs.
  4. Porsche 928 is Steve’s favorite car.
  5. Steve’s favorite singer is Bob Dylan. Thus, he plays Bob’s songs most of the time while driving his car.
  1. Steven Paul Jobs is the full name of Steve Jobs.
  2. San Francisco, California is the birthplace of Steve Jobs.
  3. In contrast to the belive of many, Steve did not found Apple alone. Steve Wozniak is his co-founder.
  4. Steve Wozniak developed Apple in the year 1975. In like fashion, Steve Jobs started to market the product in 1976.
  5. Steve Wozniak is the inventor while Steve Jobs is the salesperson. In truth, the partnership between Wozniak and Jobs produced a solid business structure.
  6. Steve Wozniak loves to invent but in contrast, he hates to sell. On one hand, Steve Jobs has nothing to do with the first few inventions, but he loves to sell the product of his partner Steve Wozniak.
  7. Steve Jobs named the company Apple. Besides, he was a fruitarian. In like manner, the word Apple sounds “tasty”, and it entices everyone to taste the product (a genius brand name from Steve).
  8. Steve Jobs’ childhood dream is to become a Buddhist monk.
  9. Steve Jobs was a college dropout. Hence, he proved that education certificates are not essential for success in life.
  10. Apple is one of the world’s most valuable company.
  1. Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003.
  2. He tried to treat his cancer with alternative medicine.
  3. He died in Palo Alto, California on October 5, 2011.
  4. Steve Jobs’ last words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow”.
  5. His net worth was estimated at $10.2 billion when he died.
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Laurene Powell is the wife of Steve Jobs.

Laurene Powell is the wife of Steve Jobs. Of course, she inherited the 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Company worth approximately $11.1 billion, and 38.5 million shares of Apple Inc from Steve.

The Bite in the Apple, by Chrisann Brennan was an autobiography about the author's relationship with Steve Jobs.

Chrisann Brennan is known as a painter, author, and ex-Lover of Steve Jobs. Furthermore, she wrote the book, “The Bite in the Apple,” an autobiography about her relationship with Steve Jobs. Chrisann Brennan is Steve Job’s first girlfriend. However, their relationship became relatively unstable and complicated.

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Steve Jobs has 3 daughters and 1 son.

Steve Jobs has 3 daughters and 1 son. To enumerate, the daughters of Steve are Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Eve Jobs, and Erin Jobs. Finally, the only son of Steve is named Reed Jobs.

Steve Jobs denied paternity to Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

Steve Jobs denied paternity despite a positive DNA test to Lisa Brennan-Jobs due to the on and off relationship to Chrisann Brennan. However, during this time he also named the Apple Lisa computer after his daughter. Although Steve said the meaning of Lisa is ‘Local Integrated Software Architecture’.

Steve Jobs left Lisa Brennan-Jobs a multimillion-dollar inheritance.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs is the daughter of Steve Jobs from Chrisann Brennan. Lisa graduated from Harvard and currently enjoys her profession as a journalist and writer. Moreover, Steve Jobs left Lisa Brennan-Jobs a multimillion-dollar inheritance in his will.

Erin Jobs is the eldest daughter of Steve Jobs to his wife Laurene Powell.

Erin Jobs is the eldest daughter of Steve Jobs to his wife Laurene Powell. Moreover, Erin is known to be a quiet and private person. Due to this reason, her whereabouts remain private as well. However, Erin enjoys a huge chunk of inheritance from Steve and currently practices her architecture and designing skills.

Eve Job is the youngest daughter of Steve Jobs.

Eve Jobs was born on May 2, 1998, making her the youngest child of Steve Jobs. With this in mind, Eve competed in several events around the world alongside famous celebrities at an early age. In contrast, Eve is trying to create her own identity outside his father’s shadow.

Reed Jobs is the only son of Steve Jobs.

Reed Jobs was born on Sept 22, 1991. Steve gave the name to his son after Reed College where he attended for 1 semester. Reed is the only son of Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs was an adopted child.

Steve Jobs was an adopted child. Moreover, Abdulfattah John Jandali is the biological father of Steve while Joanne Schieble Simpson is his biological mother.

Steve Jobs is half Arab.

Technically, Steve Jobs is half Arab. In particular, Steve’s biological father was Syrian and his mother was American.

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The adoptive parents of Steve Jobs are Paul and Clara Jobs.

Paul and Clara Jobs (Steve’s adoptive parents) were unable to have children so they decided to adopt a child. In detail, Paul Jobs was an American mechanic. On the other hand, Clara Jobs was an accountant.

The main requirement to adopt Steve is that he should be taken care of by two college-educated people.

The main requirement to adopt Steve is that he should be taken care of by two college-educated people. Consequently, Steve’s Mom and Dad found out that neither Paul or Clara Jobs had ever graduated from college. However, the adoption pushes through when Paul and Sarah promised that they will attend college and that Steve would receive a university education as well.

Steve Jobs has 2 siblings.

Steve Jobs has 2 siblings, Mona Simpson and Patricia Ann Jobs. In fact, Mona is Steve’s biological sister. On the other hand, Patricia is the adoptive sister of Steve Jobs.

Steve met his biological sister at the late age of 31 years old.

Steve met his biological sister at the late age of 31 years old. Moreover, Steve discovered that he had a biological sister named Mona Simpson from his mother. Finally, Steve’s mother arranged a meeting between the two, who went for a long walk to get to know each other, and despite an awkward start, they became closely related soon after.

Steve Jobs was bullied at his school in Crittenden Middle School, California.

Steve spent his childhood in Silicon Valley. However, Steve Jobs was bullied at his school in Crittenden Middle School, California. Due to this reason, he relatively became a loner type.

When Steve Jobs was 13 years old, he took a summer job from Bill Hewlett.

When Steve Jobs was in high school, he cold-called HP to request some leftover electronic parts and, to his surprise, Hewlett (co-founder of HP Inc) picked up the phone and gave him an opportunity. Hence, Steve Jobs was 13 years old when he took a summer job from Bill Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard and he did minor assembling work. Above all, he enjoyed it a lot.

Steve Jobs is linked to Buddhism.

Steve Jobs regularly practiced meditation and had a Buddhist officiate his marriage in 1991. In other words, he believes in Buddhism. However, it is totally unclear if he considers it his true religion.

Steve Jobs traveled to India in mid-1974 to explore spiritual enlightenment.

Steve Jobs traveled to India in mid-1974 to explore spiritual enlightenment from Neem Karoli Baba (Hindu guru). However, when Steve found out that Neem Karoli Baba is already dead, he traveled around northern India instead for the next seven months, and that’s how he got exposed to Buddhism practices.

Without the "Two-Steves", Apple would not have existed.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is also known as the “Two-Steves”. Equally important, Steve Jobs acknowledges that without Steve Wozniak, “there wouldn’t have been an Apple.”

Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Two Steves
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It came as a partnership of Wozniak the "creator" and Jobs the "seller".

Bill Fernandez, a mutual friend of Jobs and Wozniak, introduced the 21-year-old Wozniak to 16-year-old Jobs in the year 1971. Their business partnership started when Wozniak started to produce his original “blue boxes” that enabled one to make long-distance phone calls without any costs. Accordingly, Steve sold hundreds of blue boxes for $150 each and split the profit with Wozniak.

The "Two-Steves" started from nothing.

The relationship between Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs goes back a long way. Moreover, they co-founded Apple in the year 1976 with almost no money. Steve Jobs sold his van while Steve Wozniak sold his few possessions to start building their first product.

The Apple I is a desktop computer designed and hand-built by Jobs' business partner, Steve Wozniak.

The Apple I is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in the year 1976. Moreover, it is designed and hand-built by Jobs’ business partner, Steve Wozniak. However, the Apple I fall below their expectations and only sold 200 units. Thus, most of its sales only came from computer hobbyists during those days.

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Apple 1's original retail price was $666.66.

The Apple 1’s original retail price was $666.66. Today, this pioneering product of “Two- Steves” is sold in an auction for as much as $750,000, depending on its rarity. Furthermore, its average auction price is between $300,000 to $400,000.

Steve Jobs' vision is to fill all houses with computers.

Even with the lousy sales of Apple I, the 22-year-old Steve Jobs felt that it will be only a matter of time until he gets his break. Above all, he remains positive and started to produce Apple II without wasting any time. Equally important, Steve Jobs’ vision is to fill all houses with computers, which no one imagined during those days.

Steve Jobs wants to make computers more attractive aesthetically.

Steve Jobs wants to make computers more attractive aesthetically from the outside. Accordingly, Steve Jobs asked Steve Wozniak to make the processors much faster while he creates a design that is easy to use. In contrast, the computers back in those days don’t look user-friendly and Steve Jobs saw it as an opportunity.

Apple II raises the standards of computers in June 1977.

In June 1977, the Apple II was ready to change the world forever. Finally, all the hard work and dedication of Steve Jobs pays off and its easy-to-use design became a box-office hit and Apple locks in $8 million in sales. According to Steve Wozniak, “the colors and graphics are lightyears away from its competitors”.

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Steve Jobs first encountered the mouse in Xerox.

In the year 1979, Steve Jobs first encountered the mouse when Xerox allowed Steve to look at the new technologies being developed in exchange for giving Xerox an opportunity to buy 100,000 shares of Apple at $10 per share. Thus, Steve quickly recognized that he can use the mouse on his future computers (which is the Macintosh).

Apple is not a "walk in the park".

Apple is not a “walk in the park”. On the other hand, its leading competitor, Microsoft led by Bill Gates is also making a fortune during those days. If Apple II is a “home computer”, Microsoft aims to get the market share as the “office/business computer” that eventually surpasses Apple.

Apple faced fierce competition from Microsoft.

The original Macintosh was the first mass-market personal computer that featured a graphical user interface, built-in screen, and mouse. However, computer sales of Apple dramatically fell due to Microsoft. According to Steve Wozniak, their factory has the capacity to produce 80,000 computers per month but they are only selling 800 per month. Thus, Apple’s stock price falls 50% within one month.

Due to Apple's downfall, Steve Jobs was fired.

The board of directors of Apple, mainly John Sculley, thought that Steve Jobs was very busy in “changing the world” while what they need is to sell computers. Consequently, some theories suggest that it made Steve Jobs very depressed and that depression contributed to the buildup of his sickness.

Steve Jobs founded a new company right after Apple fired him.

Steve Jobs founded a new company (NeXT Inc.) right after Apple fired him. He built a diverse corporate culture at his new company in terms of salaries, facilities, and benefits. Furthermore, he studied structural changes and traditional corporate structures by creating a ‘community’ with ‘members’ rather than calling them employees.

Apple without Steve Jobs' presence is doing no better.

Meanwhile, Apple without Steve Jobs’ presence was doing no better. On the year 1996, Apple lost over $1 billion. Above all, Apple forecasted a total collapse and bankruptcy within 2 months.

The board of directors from Apple asked Steve Jobs to come back.

Over a decade after firing Steve Jobs, the board of directors from Apple reached out and asked Steve Jobs to come back. The board hoped that he can turn Apple back to profitability again or at least save the company. In spite of everything, Steve Jobs agreed to return to the company.

Steve Jobs needs a fast solution to save Apple.

Upon Steve’s return to the company, he was really surprised to learn that Apple is on the verge of bankruptcy. Thus, he did his best to create a fast solution that can save Apple.

Steve Jobs eventually saved Apple with a good plan.

Steve Jobs learned that Bill Gates is under an investigation for running a monopoly. For this reason, Steve called Bill Gates and asks him to invest in Apple. With this in mind, Steve Job “persuaded” Bill Gates that he needs a competitor to break away from the issue of monopoly. Besides, Apple is just a “crippled” competitor.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
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Steve Jobs' plan earned Apple a $150 million investment from Bill Gates.

Bill Gates knew that Steve Jobs had a good point. Accordingly, Bill Gates invested $150 million in Apple. Equally important, Steve Jobs seized the opportunity.

Steve Jobs pushed innovations beyond computers.

In the year 2001, Steve Jobs pushed innovations beyond computers. With the infusion of capital that he received from Bill Gates, he created the legendary iPod. Above all, Steve Jobs saved Apple from a total collapse.

Steve Jobs takes on "another direction".

Steve Jobs was smart enough not to mess with the computer business of Bill Gates. Instead, Steve Jobs focused on other directions and thought that if Microsoft is the “King of Computers”, Apple can be the “King of Phones”.

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Apple is one of the most powerful companies on earth.

On the 29th of June 2007, the legion of Apple fans queued in-line over 3 days for the much-awaited release of the iPhone. Since that day, Apple never looked back and the iPhone became the “signature” of Steve Jobs. Above all, Steve Jobs saved the company from almost nothing to something. Today, Apple is one of the most powerful companies on earth.

Here are some inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs.

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

-Steve Jobs

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