Steve Jobs BiographySteven Paul Jobs was an American inventor, businessman, and one of the founders of Apple Corporation and Pixar studious. He forever established himself as a man pioneer and a visionary in a world of mobile gadgets. His net worth before death: $10.2 billion.
ChildhoodSteve was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. His parents, Syrian Abdulfattah «John» Jandali and German Joanne Schieble met each other at the University of Wisconsin. Joanne`s family was categorically against their relationship and threatened to disinherit her unless she gave up a child for adoption and she complied.
Young Steve was a prankster and a hooligan in school but thanks to pedagogical heroics of his teacher, Missis Hill, he managed to turn things around and started demonstrating surprising results, like jumping from 4th grade straight to 6th into Crittenden Middle School. But, unfortunately, due to the high crime rate around that area, Jobs` parents had to spend their last savings to move to safer areas around Los Altos.
Education and First JobIn 1972 Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon but had to drop out right after the first semester. College was too expensive for Steve`s family who was spending all life savings for his higher education. Thanks to the college officials, talented students could for a year still attend creative classes for free. During this time Steve met Daniel Kottke who quickly became his best friend along with Wozniak.
Since his time in university Steven became interested in hippie culture and after half of a year, he left Atari to travel to India. His journey wasn`t an easy one; Jobs had had dysentery and lost 15 kilos during his time in India. Later he and Kottke, who accompanied him in this journey, departed together looking for a guru and spiritual enlightenment. Only years later Steve admitted that he traveled to India in an attempt to make peace with the fact that his biological parents had abandoned him.
Career of inventorSteve was 20 years old when Wozniak shows him his own produced computer and managed to convince his friend to manufacture computers for sale. They started with circuit boards and ultimately came to making computers.
Jobs wanted to use Xerox designs in the development of a new innovative personal computer, «Lisa», named after his daughter. But unfortunately, he was forced out of the project by his colleagues Mark Markkula, who invested more than 250 thousands of dollars into Apple, and Scott Forstall. They reorganized the company and took over the development of «Lisa».