Top 10 Amazing Facts About Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. Apple was the biggest computer selling company in the 70s and 80s.
Steven Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. He grew up with one sister, Patty. Paul Jobs was a machinist and fixed cars as a hobby. Jobs remembers his father as being very skilled at working with his hands. These are some amazing facts about Steve Jobs.
The Final Mystery
Steve Jobs final words were monosyllables that he repeated thrice “Oh wow, Oh wow, Oh wow”. The reason behind this expression is still a mystery.
A lot has been argued about how Steve Jobs decided to name the company. Being a fruitarian, he used to visit organic farms to collect fruits. On one such visit, it struck him to name his company Apple and one of his favorite quotes was the one by Leonardo Da Vinci -“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. “Another reason was that since the name began with letter “A”,it had an advantage over its competitors due to appearing first in directory catalogs before them – even before Atari, where Steve Jobs worked for a brief period of time.
Oh Oh Lucas!
He became Disney’s largest shareholder when the company bought Pixar in 2006.He owned 50% of Pixar. Jobs purchased the company from George Lucas’ Lucas Film for $5M in 1986. The first film produced by Pixar under Jobs was the “Toy Story.”
Job At The Age Of 12
As an eighth-grader at the age of 12, Steve jobs was offered a job by HP.When Jobs spoke to HP founder Bill Hewlett for 20 minutes asking him for parts for an electronics project, instantly Bill Hewlett offered him a summer job after.
Half Arab Half American
Jobs is biologically, half Arab and half American. His biological father was Syrian, Abdul Fattah Jandali and his mother was American, Joanne Schieble. And as an adolescent, Jobs’ dream was to become a Buddhist monk. In 1974, a trip to India, Himalchal Pradesh flickered in him a lifelong desire in Buddhism that stayed with him forever.
To Many Patents
Steve jobs has 317 patents in his name including Desktop Computers, iPods, iOS devices, product packaging, power adaptors and even the glass staircases.
Jobs, who was adopted, did not meet his biological sister until he was 27 years old. The famous author Mona Simpson is his biological sister who wrote the acclaimed 1987 bestseller novel, “Anywhere But Here”, was about her relationship with her parents, who were Steve Job’s biological parents as well.
You Can’t Keep Him Out
Steve jobs was once fired from apple. Jobs was fired because Pepsi Executive,John Sculley told the board that he was far too young.(although Steve Jobs was the young to appear in forbes list)He took it as a blessing in disguise and later in 1997 joined back as the CEO.
Steve & Steve
Jobs and Steve Wozniak originally sold “blue boxes”. Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak met in high school ,Wozniak was 18 and Jobs was just 13.The duo reportedly built so-called “blue boxes” that could trick phones into allowing users to make free calls to anywhere in the world. They reportedly raised a total of $6,000.
1 Million Dollars
Steve Jobs salary was $ 1 million a year with no bonus. But the company brought Gulfstream jet as gift for Steve jobs worth $90 million.
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