Steven Paul Jobs (Steve Jobs), an American businessman, chairman, co-founder, and chief executive officer of Apple Company, was born in San Francisco, California. On February 24th, 1955, two University of Wisconsin graduate students Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdul Fattah Jandali had a baby named Steven Paul Jobs. They were unmarried, and Joanne’s parents objected to their relationship. After the objection, they put the baby up for adoption.
Steve was adopted at birth by a lower-class couple Clara Jobs and Paul Reinhold Jobs. On one occasion, Steve replied to a question saying that Paul and Clara were his parents. He said in his biography that “They were my parents 1000 %”.
Jobs’ family moved to Mountain View from San Francisco, California when Steve was five years old. His father, Paul, taught Steve rudimentary electronics. In his garage, Paul taught him how to rebuild electronics such as televisions and radios.
Steve got his school education at Monta Loma Elementary school in Mountain View, then from Cupertino Junior High School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. During his time at Homestead school, he met his future partners and co-founders of Apple Computer, Bill Fernandez, and Steve Wozniak.
Steve Jobs’ Journey To Entrepreneurship
After his high school, Steve joins Reed College in Portland, an expensive liberal arts college, but he dropped out of college only after six months. He spent the next 18 months on creative classes at the school. A few months later, in 1974, he moved to California and hired as a video game developer. After a few months, he left the job and made a trip to India to gain spiritual enlightenment.
After some time, Steve came back and started taking an interest in Wozniak’s activities. Wozniak started Apple computer in Job’s family garage in 1976 when Steve was just 21. Wozniak started selling a scientific calculator while Steve started selling Volkswagen to get money for their entrepreneurial venture.
Launch Of Apple Computer:
They started assembling Apple’s computer board and selling it to local computer dealers. On April 1st, 1976, Apple I was born, which earned the cooperation of $774,000. Three years later, a better computer that can support color graphics Apple II was released.
They convinced Mike Markkula, former Intel executive, to invest $250,000 in Apple. Apple II proved a considerable success, and it increased the Apple computer sales by 700 percent.
In 1978 Chrisann Brennan, his high school ex-girlfriend, gave birth to a baby girl named Lisa. Although everyone knew that Steve is her father, he denied his paternity and refused to provide Chrisann with any financial help. On the other hand, the company was growing at a rapid rate, and in December 1980, the company became a publicly trading company with a net market value of $1.2 billion.
At the age of 25, Steve Job’s net worth was $200 million. The next few projects of Apple were huge disappointment Apple III was a colossal flop having significant design flaws. IBM PC surpassed Apple in sales and dominated the market.
Resignation From Apple:
In 1984 Apple designed the first Macintosh, the first home computer that can use graphical user interface successfully. Despite all these innovative features, the Macintosh was still not IBM-compatible. Friction between Job and other workers at Apple started increasing, and Jobs was removed from his management duties, and his position was marginalized. Steve reigned and left Apple in 1985. Steve said that leaving apple was the best thing that happened to him, as this made him more innovative.
After leaving Apple, Jobs founded NeXT computers. NeXT computers failed to gain mass sales however, later in 1990, they used the NeXT software in Apple Stores and iTunes Store as a WebObjects framework.
In 1996 NeXT was bought by Apple for $429 million. Jobs also made a computer graphic film Production Company “Pixar.” Disney contracted Pixar to create some successful animation movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and A Bug’s story. Buying NeXT brought Steve back to Apple as Chief executive officer. Apple was a struggling company at that time and had fallen way behind its rival companies, such as Microsoft.
In the next couple of years, Steve launched Apple in a better and new direction making revolutionary products such as the iPod, Macbook Air, and iPhone. iPod set the standard for portable digital music and revolutionized music experience. They launched the iPhone in the market in 2007. iTunes became the second-biggest music retailer in the US in 2008. In 2010 Apple introduced the iPad that revolutionized the new style of tablet computers.
On March 18th, 1991, Jobs married Laurene Powell. Laurene was a business student at Stanford business school when Jobs met her. They had three children Reed, Eve, and Erin. All of them lived together in Palo Alto, California. Jobs also accepted Lisa in her teenage.
In 2003 Jobs got diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor an operable pancreatic cancer. Earlier Jobs postponed his surgery, but he went for a surgical procedure in 2004 to remove the tumor. In 2009 he started having weight loss predicting the return of his health issues. He underwent a liver transplant. Tim Cook joined the Chief Operating officer by Jobs. In January 2011, Jobs announced his medical leave, and later in august, he resigned as CEO of Apple and handled Tim Cook the designation.
On October 5th, 2011, around 3 PM, Jobs died as a result of complications from a relapse of pancreatic cancer and cardiac arrest at the age of 56 years in Palo Alto, California. His last words were “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH, WOW.”