Steve Jobs


Steven Paul Jobs  February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor, best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies…” Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.

In the late 1970s, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak engineered one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC‘s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, one year later, the Macintosh. He also played a role in introducing the LaserWriter, one of the first widely available laser printers, to the market.

AKA Steven Paul Jobs

Born: 24-Feb1955
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 5-Oct2011
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: Cancer – Pancreatic
Remains: Buried, Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Apple Computer

Co-founder, long-time CEO, and for decades the driving creative spirit behind the Apple computer company.

[1] Peter Elkind, “The Trouble with Steve Jobs”, CNN Money, 5 March 2008.

Father: Paul Jobs (adoptive father, machinist, b. 1931)
Mother: Clara Hagopian (adoptive mother, accountant, b. 1924, d.)
Father: Abdulfattah Jandali (biological father)
Mother: Joanne Carole Schieble (biological mother)
Sister: Mona Simpson (biological, b. 14-Jun-1957)
Daughter: Lisa Nicole (namesake of the Apple Lisa, b. 17-Jun-1978)
Wife: Laurene Powell (m. 18-Mar-1991)

    High School: Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA (1972)
University: Reed College (dropped out)

Apple CEO (2000-11)
Apple Interim CEO (1997-2000)
Pixar CEO (1986-2006)
NeXT President and CEO (1985-96)
Apple Co-Founder (1976)
Atari 1974
Hewlett-Packard (summer job)
Member of the Board of Apple (as Chairman, 1975-77 & 1981-84, as Director, 1996-2011)
Member of the Board of Disney (2006-11)
Member of the Board of Pixar (as Chairman, 1986-2006)
Bill Bradley for President
National Academy of Engineering
World Technology Network
National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1985
Paternity Test
Cholecystectomy Whipple procedure
Liver Transplant Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN (Apr-2009)
Syrian Ancestry (birth father)
Risk Factors: Pancreatic Cancer, Vegetarian, LSD

Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (16-Nov-2011) · Himself
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (12-Jun-1996) · Himself

Appears on the cover of:
Inc., October 1981, DETAILS: This Man Has Changed Business Forever — What personal computers can do for you
Time, February 15, 1982, DETAILS: Striking It Rich — America’s Risk Takers
Fortune, August 5, 1985, DETAILS: The Fall of Steve Jobs — Behind the scenes at Apple Computer
Newsweek, September 30, 1985, DETAILS: A Whiz Kid’s Fall — How Apple Computer Dumped Its Chairman
BusinessWeek, October 1987, DETAILS: Can He Do It Again? — The inside story of how his new company, NeXT, developed an innovative computer for universities
Unixworld, April 1993, DETAILS: Nextstep for Intel — Does Jobs have a future in software? — “If we give people an alternative to Microsoft, it will have been a greater good.”
Wired, February 1996, DETAILS: The Man Who Made the Mac — Steve Jobs Objects to Microsoft, Hot Java and American Washing Machines
Time, August 8, 1997, DETAILS: Inside the Apple-Microsoft Deal
Fortune, November 9, 1998, DETAILS: And Now, For My Next Trick… — He brought Apple back from the dead. Here’s how he did it — and what he plans for tomorrow.
BusinessWeek, February 6, 2006, DETAILS: Steve Jobs’ Magic Kingdom — How Apple’s demanding visionary will shake up Disney and the world of entertainment
New York Magazine, June 25, 2007, DETAILS: iGod — Is the mighty Steve Jobs due for a fall?
Le Figaro Magazine, May 2010, DETAILS: Le Monde Selon Apple
Newsweek, September 5, 2011, DETAILS: American Genius, Steve Jobs — How He Drove Apple to Victory. How He Changed Our World.

Is the subject of books:
The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, 2000, BY: Alan Deutschman
Steve Jobs — The Journey is the Reward, 1988, BY: Jeffrey S. Young
Steve Jobs, 2011, BY: Walter Isaacson


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One Response to Steve Jobs

  1. Steve Jobs was a great man.

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