Steve Jobs’ Family -Everything You Need to Know

Steve Jobs- one of the genius minded people in history.  As the co-founder of the apple company, will always be remembered as a successful entrepreneur. But wait, Steve Jobs was not only a successful entrepreneur but also a father and husband. I wonder how the family life of such an outstanding businessman would be. I am sure you would also love to know more about him. That’s why you are here. Right? So, let’s dive into Steve Jobs’ Family life.


Do you know Steve Jobs was put up for adoption? He was born to an unmarried couple- Abdulfatthah John Jandali, a Syrian Muslim, and Joanne Schieble, a German catholic. Jobs’ father revealed that her girlfriend’s father did not let him marry her daughter because of his conservative nature. So, they put their Son to adoption.  Later, the couple married and got divorced as well. Jobs was not very fond of his biological parents. He referred them as his ‘sperm and egg bank.’

Jandali once said in an interview: “If I could go back in time, I would do the put the things right.” In the Jobs biography, Isaacson wrote that Jobs had a friendly relationship with his biological mother. She (Jobs’ mother)  remarried to George Simpon after getting a divorce from Jandali.

Paul Reinhold and Clara Jobs were unable to have any children. So, they adopted Steve Jobs. Jobs always considered ‘Paul and Clara’ as his parents.

Chris Ann Brennan and Lisa Brennan Jobs:

Before the marriage, Jobs had many girlfriends. A classmate, Elizabeth Holmes, revealed that Jobs dated  John Baez, a singer, in college. He also went on a blind date with Diane Keaton, an American actress, and Lisa Birnbach, a famous author.

Chris Ann Brennan, the very first girlfriend of Jobs and his School fellow, became pregnant with Steve Jobs’ child, Lisa Brennan Jobs. Lisa was born in 1978. A very strange thing happened:  Jobs denied Lisa’s paternity in court by saying that he was infertile. But you know what Jobs named his first computer? Lisa!

Later he accepted Lisa and said that he was not ready to be a father at that time. Lisa met his father for the first time in 1986. Lisa became a writer and journalist after graduating from Harvard’s Journalism School in 2000. Her relationship with Steve Jobs was quite complicated. She also inherited multimillion dollars from his father’s will.


Jobs was married to Laurene Powell in 1991. The couple lived together for 20 years until Jobs died. She is a businesswoman and the founder of Emerson collective. She is a mother of Jobs’ three children.

Mona Simpson:

Mona Simpson is Jobs’s biological sister. She is an author, and she won a Whiting Award for her first novel. Mona first met Jobs at the age of 25 and informed him about his biological parents. She also wrote a book about their relationship, A regular guy. Jobs declared Simpson as his best friend in 1997.

Children From Marriage:

He had three children born from his wife- Reed, Erin, and Eva. Reed is working on cancer research; he developed this interest after his father died of pancreatic cancer.  Erin, skilled in architecture and design, led a very private life. Eve, the youngest daughter, is currently attending Stanford University.


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