Steven Paul Jobs
Steven Paul Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple; the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.
|Born||February 24, 1955 (San Francisco, California, U.S)|
|Died||October 5, 2011 (aged 56)|
|Mother||Joanne Carole Schieble|
Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, industrial designer, media proprietor, and investor.
He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple; the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.
He is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970’s and 1980’s, along with his early business partner and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Steve was born in San Francisco to a Syrian father and German-American mother. He was adopted shortly after his birth.
Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California, U.S.,Steve Jobs’ mother, Joanne Schieble was Swiss-American; his father, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali was a Syrian. His unbiological parents were originally from Armenia and the USA.
In 1991, Jobs married Laurene Powell. Jobs had four children. His two daughters, and a son, with his wife, Laurene Powell; and a daughter while in a previous relationship with Chrisann Brennan.
After graduating from high school in 1972, Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for two years. He dropped out after one semester to visit India and study eastern religions in the summer of 1974.
He spent 18 more months dropping in on more creative classes. He also took part in ballet as a child.
Founding of Apple Inc.
Steve was a Silicon Valley businessman most famous for his work with the company Apple Computer Inc, starting with the release of the Apple I in 1976.
Together with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jobs helped make the idea of the personal computer popular in the late 1970’s. In the early 1980’s, still at Apple, Jobs was one of the first to see the potential of using a mouse to control things on a computer screen.
Out of Apple; NeXT and Pixar
In 1985, after differences of opinion about what the company should focus on, Apple’s Board of Directors fired Jobs from his position with the company. He then started NeXT, a computer platform development company which dealt with higher education and business markets.
In 1986, Jobs bought a computer animation studio from film director George Lucas called Pixar. Jobs sold Pixar to Disney in 2006, and gained a seat on the Disney board of directors.
Pixar went on to make numerous hugely successful films, such as Toy Story (1995), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Cars (2006). Jobs made more money with Pixar than he did while he was with Apple in the 1970’s and 80’s.
Return to Apple, introduction of new products and retirement
Apple’s 1997 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded where he worked as the Chief Executive Officer, and was paid $1m (£600,000) per year. He concentrated on making the company profitable again and cancelled a few unprofitable projects, and was a guiding force behind the creation of the iPod, released in 2001; the iPhone, released in 2007; and the iPad, released in 2010.
Due to increasing health problems, Jobs retired as CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, and suggested Tim Cook as his successor. However, Jobs continued as the chairman of the Apple Inc.’s Board of Directors.
Honors & Awards
During his lifetime, Jobs received several awards, including the National Technology Medal and the Jefferson Public Service Award.
He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2007. That same year, Fortune magazine named him the world’s most powerful person in business.1985: National Medal of Technology (with Steve Wozniak), awarded by US President Ronald Reagan.
In 1987 Steve won Jefferson Award for Public Service.
In 1989 Steve jobs won Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc.
In 1991 Steve Jobs won Howard Vollum Award from Reed College.
Steve Jobs was listed among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World on five separate occasions.
Steve Jobs was named the most powerful person in business by Fortune magazine
In 2012 Posthumously Grammy Trustees Award, an award for those who have influenced the music industry in areas unrelated to performance.
In 2017: Steve Jobs Theatre opens at Apple Park.
In 2022 Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Joe Biden, the country’s highest civilian honor.
Denial of paternity of his daughter
His daughter Lisa was denied paternity by Steve Jobs for several years. She and her mother ended up on state welfare.
However, Jobs eventually rectified the situation when he started paying child support and reimbursed the state for years of back child support.
Steve Wozniak’s Controversy
In archival footage, Steve Wozniak explains how he had seen the video game Pong in a bowling alley and immediately figured out a way to build his own version using a TV.
Woz created the game just for fun, Steve Jobs saw it as an opportunity. He went down and he showed them the board and he wound up with a job.He used Steve Wozniak’s work to get a job at Atari.
Net Worth Income
By age 25, his net worth grew to an estimated $250 million (equivalent to $745 million in 2021).
Based on Disney’s current value, Jobs’ stake would now be would now be worth nearly $22 billion. But in an alternate history, Jobs could have held onto a larger bite of Apple and ended up the richest man in the world.
Jobs owned about 11 percent of Apple when the company went public in 1980.
|Net Worth||$250 million (at the age of 25)|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||2070 crore INR|
|Yearly Income||$1 (equivalent to $4.15 million in 2021)|
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What was Steve Jobs famous for?
Ans. Steve Jobs was a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era. With Steve Wozniak, Jobs founded Apple Inc.
2. At what age did Steve Jobs became a billionaire?
Ans. In 1978, at age 23, Jobs was worth over $1 million (equivalent to $4.15 million in 2021). By age 25, his net worth grew to an estimated $250 million(equivalent to $745 million in 2021).
3. What was the age of Steve Jobs when he died?
Ans. Steve Jobs was 56 years old.
4. What is net worth of Steve Jobs?
Ans. Net worth of Steve Jobs was $ 250 million at the age of 25.
5. How many children does Steve Jobs had?
Ans. Steve had 4 children.
6. What did Steve Jobs do for Apple?
Ans. While at the helm of Apple, Jobs led the company in developing groundbreaking products, including the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs founded the NeXT computer company, which developed an operating system that Apple eventually acquired to boost its personal computers.