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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
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- Steve Jobs was a businessman and industrial designer who worked at Apple and a few other companies.
- Steve Jobs is most well-known for his pivotal role in the personal computer revolution.
- Steve Jobs was born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California, United States.
- The legal birthname of Steve Jobs was Steven Paul Jobs.
- Steve Jobs was the biological son of Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble.
- Steve Jobs was adopted and raised by Paul Jobs and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian).
- 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.
- In 1972, Jobs starts to attend Reed College, but dropped out after just one semester.
- In 1974, Jobs accept a job as a technician with Atari, Inc.
- In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak form the Apple Computer Company.
- In 1976, Jobs and Apple Computer Company released the Apple I and sells around 200 of them.
- 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.
- In 1977, the Apple Computer Company changed its name to Apple Computer, Inc.
- In 1978, Jobs personal wealth was estimated to be $1 million dollars or $3.9 million in 2019 dollars.
- In 1984, Jobs and Apple Computer, Inc. released the Macintosh. It was hyped up with a famous Super Bowl commercial known simply as “1984”.
- In 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple Computer, Inc. and founded the NeXT Inc. company.
- 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.
- In 1990, Jobs and NeXT Inc. released the NeXT workstation and NeXTcube.
- By 1993, Jobs and NeXT Inc. sold around 50,000 machines.
- In 1995, Pixar released the now famous film Toy Story and Jobs was credited as the executive producer.
- 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.
- In September 1997, Jobs was formally designated the interim chief executive.
- In 2001, Jobs and Apple Computer, Inc. released the first iPod.
- In 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- In January 2007, Jobs announced Apple Computer, Inc. would be changing its name to Apple, Inc.
- In June 2007, Jobs and Apple, Inc. released the iPhone smartphone.
- In 2009, Jobs received a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
- In 2011, Jobs resigned from Apple, Inc. and Tim Cook became the CEO.
- On October 5th, 2011, around 3:00pm PDT, Jobs died in his Palo Alto home.
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