Steve Jobs Short Biography - 435 Words

Steve Jobs (full name: “Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs) was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. He was an American entrepreneur, marketer, inventor who is still a figure of inspiration for many business leaders. Worldwide he is known as the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple he brought a revolutionary change in the world of computer, smartphones, music, movies and related consumer electronics.

Steve Jobs was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs. His biological father Syrian-born Abdulfattah "John" Jandali and biological mother Swiss-American Joanne Carole Schieble had to give him away on adoption as their parents were against their marriage.

When Steve was 5 years old, Paul used to demonstrate him on how to open and reassemble electronic items in the family garage. From here Steve Jobs built an interest in technical world.

Clara used to teach Steve how to read before he went to school. He started his formal schooling at Monta Loma Elementary school in Mountain View, where he scored to be eligible to skip grades. Jobs then attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California where he met Steve Wozniak, with whom he later co-founded Apple. After his graduation Jobs enrolled into Reed College in Portland, Oregon. But he had to drop out after 6 months as Reed was an expensive college.

In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak founded "Apple Computer Company", in Jobs’s parents’ garage. Here only Wozniak single handedly built the first and original computer of Apple, the ‘Apple I’, which Jobs has the idea to start selling and make money. In 1985, because of the power issues in the company Jobs was asked to resign.

After his resignation in 1985, Jobs founded NeXT Inc that used to build technology advanced NeXT workstations and operating systems. In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million.

In 1996, Apple acquired NeXT for $427 million and brought back Steve Jobs on board to bring the company he co-founded back to profitability. This is the era which saw the rise of Mac OS, ipod, itunes, iphones and ipads. In 2006, Steve Jobs became the sole largest shareholder of The Walt Disney Company.

At the End
In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, but remained with the company as chairman of its board. He had been on medical leave for a few months on major health issues. On October 5, 2011 Jobs died at his Palo Alto, California home following a pancreatic cancer tumor that was diagnosed in 2003.

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