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Steve Jobs Facts

  • Name: Steve Jobs (Steven Paul Jobs)
  • Profession: Businessman, Industrial Designer and Investor
  • Born: February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA
  • Died: October 5th, 2011 in Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Resting Place: Alta Mesa Memorial Park
  • Legacy: A pioneer of the home computer revolution and Apple products

29 Steve Jobs Facts for Kids

  1. Steve Jobs was a businessman and industrial designer who worked at Apple and a few other companies.
  2. Steve Jobs is most well-known for his pivotal role in the personal computer revolution.
  3. Steve Jobs was born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California, United States.
  4. The legal birthname of Steve Jobs was Steven Paul Jobs.
  5. Steve Jobs was the biological son of Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble.
  6. Steve Jobs was adopted and raised by Paul Jobs and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian).
  7. Between 1968 and 1972, Jobs attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, United States. This is where Jobs would meet the first employee of Apple, Steve Wozniak.
  8. In 1972, Jobs starts to attend Reed College, but dropped out after just one semester.
  9. In 1974, Jobs accept a job as a technician with Atari, Inc.
  10. In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak form the Apple Computer Company.
  11. In 1976, Jobs and Apple Computer Company released the Apple I and sells around 200 of them.
  12. In 1977, Jobs and Apple Computer Company released the Apple II. This device would end up becoming one of the first successful mass-produced personal computers.
  13. In 1977, the Apple Computer Company changed its name to Apple Computer, Inc.
  14. In 1978, Jobs personal wealth was estimated to be $1 million dollars or $3.9 million in 2019 dollars.
  15. In 1984, Jobs and Apple Computer, Inc. released the Macintosh. It was hyped up with a famous Super Bowl commercial known simply as “1984”.
  16. In 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple Computer, Inc. and founded the NeXT Inc. company.
  17. In 1986, Jobs invested in The Graphics Group, which was a spinout from the Lucasfilms company. The Graphics Group would later be known as Pixar.
  18. In 1990, Jobs and NeXT Inc. released the NeXT workstation and NeXTcube.
  19. By 1993, Jobs and NeXT Inc. sold around 50,000 machines.
  20. In 1995, Pixar released the now famous film Toy Story and Jobs was credited as the executive producer.
  21. In 1997, Apple Computer, Inc. bought the NeXT Inc. company for $427 million, and Jobs would once again be working at the company he co-founded with Steve Wozniak.
  22. In September 1997, Jobs was formally designated the interim chief executive.
  23. In 2001, Jobs and Apple Computer, Inc. released the first iPod.
  24. In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  25. In January 2007, Jobs announced Apple Computer, Inc. would be changing its name to Apple, Inc.
  26. In June 2007, Jobs and Apple, Inc. released the iPhone smartphone.
  27. In 2009, Jobs received a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
  28. In 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple, Inc. and Tim Cook became the CEO.
  29. On October 5th, 2011, around 3:00pm PDT, Jobs died in his Palo Alto home.

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