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Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1955
DiedOctober 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States, October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States
SpouseLaurene Powell, Laurene Powell
MarkBlack turtleneck sweatshirt and blue jeans - he owned over a hundred
FactBiological son of immigrants to the U.S., Syrian Abdul Fattah Jandali and German-Swiss Joanne Carol Schieble. He was placed for adoption at a very early age, where he was adopted by an Armenian-American couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, who raised him. As a result of his upbringing, Jobs was fluent in the Armenian language.

Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, industrial designer, and investor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc., which he helped to turn into one of the world’s largest and most valuable companies. Jobs also had a hand in the creation of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. He is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955, Jobs was adopted at birth by Clara and Paul Jobs. He grew up in the Silicon Valley area of California and attended Homestead High School. He then enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after one semester. Jobs eventually returned to California and took a job with Atari before starting his own computer company, Apple, with Wozniak in 1976.

The Apple I computer was introduced in 1977, followed by the Apple II in 1978. The success of these products established Apple as a major player in the burgeoning personal computer market. In 1980, Apple went public and Jobs became a millionaire at age 25.

The early 1980s saw the introduction of the Macintosh computer. Although initially criticized for its high price and lack of features, the Macintosh eventually became a huge success. Under Jobs’ guidance, Apple introduced a number of groundbreaking products in the 1990s and 2000s, including the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple due to health reasons. He passed away on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56.

At the time of his death, Jobs had a net worth of $10.2 billion. His salary as CEO of Apple was $1 per year, but he also held 5.426 million shares of Apple stock, which were worth approximately $2.1 billion at the time of his death. In addition, Jobs held 138 million shares of Disney stock, which were worth approximately $4.4 billion at the time of his death.

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Full NameSteve Jobs
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1955
DiedOctober 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States, October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States
Height1.88 m, 1.88 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Film producer, Business magnate, Inventor, Businessperson, Designer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Businessperson, Designer, Business magnate, Film producer
EducationReed College, Homestead High School, Cupertino Junior High School, Monta Loma Elementary School, Reed College, Homestead High School, Cupertino Junior High School, Monta Loma Elementary School
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseLaurene Powell, Laurene Powell
ChildrenLisa Brennan-Jobs, Eve Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, Reed Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Eve Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, Reed Jobs
ParentsAbdulfattah John Jandali, Abdulfattah John Jandali
SiblingsMona Simpson, Patricia Ann Jobs, Mona Simpson, Patricia Ann Jobs


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Grammy Trustees Award, PGA Vanguard...
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Critics' Choice Movi...

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#Marks / Signs
1Black turtleneck sweatshirt and blue jeans - he owned over a hundred


1[on the difference between billionaires and regular people] Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
2[about how he and partner Steve Wozniak tried to get major computer companies interested in their personal computer, which turned out to be the Apple] So we went to Atari and said, "Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you". And they said, "No". So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, "Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet".
3It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
4All the work I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50.
5I'm going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
6You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don't know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love.
7The unions are the worst thing that happened to education because it's not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what happened. The teachers can't teach, and administrators run the place, and nobody can be fired. It's terrible.
8I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.
9In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
10Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
11My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
12Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
13[May 1998, interview in "Business Week" magazine] That's been one of my mantras--focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
14[1993] I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time.
15Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
16[1998] A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
17[2003] There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television--but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.
18[1985] I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and then the thread of Apple weave in and out, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back.
19[February 1985, interview in "Playboy" magazine] I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium gave it a five-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe we'd actually finished it. Everyone started crying.


1He followed a strict Vegan diet and often ate only one or two kinds of fruits such as Apples or pears for weeks at a time.
2He didn't use deodorant or shower regularly.
3Often insisted on using marketing language that was intentionally grammatically incorrect. For example, he usually referred to Apple products without the definite article "the" to emphasis uniqueness. Another example was Apple's slogan in the late 1990s "Think different", in which he stated that "different" was meant to be a noun and sound colloquial.
4CEO of Pixar Animation Studios [1986]
5CEO of Apple Computer Inc. [1997]
6As a youth he lived at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos (CA), where he started his Apple company in the attached family garage with pal Steve Wozniak.
7Always counted Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, as one of his all-time entrepreneurial heroes. He based many of his own Apple product presentational styles on Land's.
8The black-and-white headshot of Jobs that appeared on the jacket of his biographer Walter Isaacson's book "Steve Jobs" (2011) was taken by Scottish celebrity photographer Albert Watson.
9Was friends with President Bill Clinton, and allowed him to stay at his California mansion whenever Clinton visited his daughter Chelsea Clinton, then a student at Stanford University. Clinton in turn hosted Jobs as a guest of the Lincoln Bedroom.
10Posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustees Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012. The Trustees Award is awarded to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".
11Had intended to volunteer his service in designing the ad campaign for Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
12Made the cover of TIME magazine 8 times: February 1982, August 1997, October 1999, January 2002, October 2005, April 2007 (group shot), April 2010, October 2011 (special issue).
13Biological son of immigrants to the U.S., Syrian Abdul Fattah Jandali and German-Swiss Joanne Carol Schieble. He was placed for adoption at a very early age, where he was adopted by an Armenian-American couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, who raised him. As a result of his upbringing, Jobs was fluent in the Armenian language.
14Gave the commencement address to the graduating class of at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
15Has a child from a relationship he had when he was 23 with a woman whom he didn't marry. The daughter was named Lisa N. Brennan Jobs, born on 17 May 1978.
16Merited the #2 position in "The Vanity Fair 100" magazine's 16th annual ranking of the most influential people of the Information Age. [2010]
17(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" ("Thinkers" category) with an homage contributed by Jeff Koons.
18Received a liver transplant in April 2009.
19Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Executives Branch) in 2005.
20Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #3 in 2005 and #1 in 2004.
21In Forbes Magazine's listing of the 400 Richest Americans in 2005, Steve Jobs came in at number 67 with a total worth of $3.3 Billion.
22Ranked #3 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #1 in 2004.
23Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. Had ranked #23 in 2003.
24Was portrayed by Noah Wyle in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999).
25He was a pescetarian, one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.
26July 2004: he had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas
27Graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, in 1972.
28Ranked #23 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with Pixar partner John Lasseter. They had ranked #31 in 2002.
29Adopted from infancy by Mountain View, California, couple, Paul and Clara Jobs. He was machinist for a laser manufacturer; she was an accountant.
30Attended Reed College (Portland, Oregon), but dropped out after one semester.
31Has a daughter, Lisa, from a previous relationship. She is the namesake of Apple's computer, the Lisa.
32Purchased the computer graphics division of LucasFilm from George Lucas. This was later renamed Pixar.
33CEO of Pixar Animation Studios - the creators of Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Finding Nemo (2003) - as well as various shorts, including Oscar-winning Tin Toy (1988), Geri's Game (1997), and For the Birds (2000).
34When Apple Computer appointed its first Board of Directors, the Board insisted that all employees wear name badges with a number indicating the order in which they were hired. They assigned Steve Wozniak, who did all the engineering of the highly successful Apple II computer, the title Employee No. 1. Steve Jobs was officially Employee No. 2. Jobs protested but the Board refused to change the badge assignments. Jobs offered a compromise: He would be Employee No. 0, since 0 comes before 1 on the mathematical model known as a number line. (Source: "Accidental Empires" by Robert X. Cringely).
35(Biological) brother of Mona Simpson.
36Officially dropped the word "interim" from his title at Apple Computer sometime in the autumn of 1999.
37Co-founded Apple Computer Inc. in 1977 with Steve Wozniak. Was later ousted and then brought back as interim CEO in 1997. His new reign has been controversial: bringing Apple back to profitability (and visibility), yet disappointing many for discontinuing the Newton MessagePad hand-held device.




Breakout1976Video Game game designer: Atari 2600 port / hardware engineer


Toy Story1995executive producer


To Jennifer2013the producers wish to thank
Big Sur2013the producers wish to warmly thank
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Brave2012dedicated with love and gratitude to
John Carter2012dedicated to the memory of
The Unemployment of Danny London2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Nightmare?2011Short very special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Cars 22011special thanks
Toy Story 32010special thanks
Up2009special thanks
WALL·E2008special thanks
The Louise Log2008TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
Fog City Mavericks2007Documentary special thanks
Mater and the Ghostlight2006Video short special thanks
Lifted2006Short special thanks
One Man Band2005Short special thanks
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks
Boundin'2003Short special thanks
For the Birds2000Short very special thanks
Geri's Game1997Short very special thanks
Knick Knack1989Short very special thanks
Tin Toy1988Short very very special thanks


Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview2012DocumentaryHimself
Thinking Differently2011Video shortHimself - 1984 AD
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
TEDTalks2011TV SeriesHimself
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Co Founder - Pixar
The Pixar Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself (co-founder, Apple Computer)
Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (co-founder, Apple Computer)
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series1988TV SeriesHimself
Entrepreneurs1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Apple Computer
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Robot2015TV SeriesHimself
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine2015DocumentaryHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur2013DocumentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Consciously Genius2012Steve Jobs
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Hangurî de are oroka de are: Sutîbu Jobuzu no kodomotachi2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Way Steve Jobs Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
NHK supesharu2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Sekai o kaeta otoko: Sutîbu Jobuzu2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Putin, Russia and the West2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2011TV SeriesHimself - 2011's Most Fascinating Person
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Steve Jobs")
Kurôzu appu gendai2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Apple Co-Founder
Bloomberg Game Changers2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Co-Founder, Apple Computer Inc.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Gacchiri Monday2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to Macintosh2008DocumentaryHimself
Zapp2007TV SeriesHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Computer Chronicles1998TV SeriesHimself - Apple Computer


Won Awards

2002Vanguard AwardPGA Awards

3rd Place Awards

2011Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoInternet-Star

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