Youth 1955 Feb. 24 Steven Paul is born in San Francisco, CA, soon to be adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs 1973 Fall Steve spends one semester at Reed College, Oregon, then drops out. 1974 Steve gets a job at Atari, and makes a trip to India to seek enlightenment.
Apple’searlyyears 1975 Steve and Woz start assembling Apple I computers in the Jobs' garage, and sell them to hobbyists. 1977 Apr. Apple makes a huge sensation at the West Coast Computer Faire with a prototype Apple II. 1978The Apple II becomes the first mass-market personal computer, a huge hit all around the US.1979 Dec. Steve Jobs is shown the first working graphical user interface at Xerox PARC. Sales of Apple II skyrocket after Visicalc, the first spreadsheet, is introduced.
Macintosh 1983 PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO. 1984 Jan. 24 Macintosh is launched in great fanfare at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting. 1985 Sep. 17 Steve Jobs resigns from Apple. Apple announces it will sue Steve's future company, NeXT.
The NeXTyears 1986Jan. 30 Jobs buys a division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million and incorporates it as Pixar 1987 Feb. Ross Perot invests $20 million in NeXT, valuing it at $125 million. 1988 Oct. 12 Steve Jobs introduces the NeXT Cube in San Francisco. 1989 Jun. Canon invests $100 million in NeXT, now worth $600 million. 1995 Feb. Steve becomes President & CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.Nov. 29 One week after Toy Story is out, Pixar goes public. Steve Jobs worth $1.5 billion.
Comeback 1996 Steve Jobs negotiaties a breakthrough deal between Pixar and Disney with Michael Eisner.Dec. Apple buys NeXT for $400 million. Steve Jobs is named "informal adviser" to CEO Gil Amelio. 1997 Jul. Gil Amelio is ousted by the Apple Board. Steve Jobs is named interim CEO.Aug. 6 Steve Jobs introduces Apple's new Board and a peace treaty with Microsoft at Macworld.
Apple back on track 1988 May 6 Steve Jobs introduces Apple's revolutionary iMac. 1999 Jan. 5 Steve Jobs introduces the new Power Mac G3 and the color iMacs at Macworld San Francisco. Jul. 21 The original iBook is unveiled at Macworld New York with the tagline "iMac to go". Oct. 5 Introduction of iMovie, Apple's first Digital Hub app. 2000 Jan. 5 Steve Jobs officially becomes Apple’s CEO and demoes Mac OS X at Macworld. 2001 May 19 Apple opens its first Retail Stores in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California.
The iPodrevolution 2001 Oct. 23 Steve Jobs unveils the first iPod. 2002 Jul. 17 Steve Jobs introduces the first Windows-compatible iPods at Macworld NY. 2004 Jan. 6 Steve unveils the iPod mini and the iLife suite at Macworld. 2005 Sep. 7 Steve introduces the iPod nano and the Motorola ROCKR, an iTunes-compatible cell phone.
Apple Inc. 2006 Jan. 10 Steve Jobs introduces the first two Intel Macs at Macworld, the iMac and the MacBook Pro. Jan. 24 The Walt Disney Company acquires Pixar for $7.4 billion, and Steve joins the board. Feb. 28 Apple releases its first living-room product, the iPod hi-fi. 2007 Apple Computer becomes Apple Inc. 2010 Jan. 27 Steve Jobs unveils iPad, the much-anticipated Apple tablet.
Family Biologicalparents:Joanne Simpson andpossiblyAbdulfattahJandali, political sciencesprofessorfromSyria Adoptive parents: Paul and Clara Jobs, bothdeceased Siblings: adoptive sister: Patti Jobs (born 1958), biologicalsister: Mona Simpson (born 1957) Spouse:Laurene Powell (born 1964), married in 1991 Children: Lisa Brennan-Jobs (born 1978), withunmarriedgirlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan. Reed (born 1991), Erin Siena (born 1995) and Eve (born 1998) withwifeLaurene.
He said… "It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.“May 25 1998 "I 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, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.“ June 12, 2005
Personal tastes & opinion Political orientationDemocrat. SpiritualitySteve studiedZenBuddhism in hisyouth. Favorite places He lovesYosemite, in whichhedemandedtobemarried, as wellas Europe in general and Paris in particular. Favorite musicBob Dylan, The Beatles andGratefulDead,all part of the rock scene of the 1960s .
In my opinion this businessmanchaged the world. He has a very rich imagination and he has worked very hard for to became a multimillionaire. Steven Jobs has a profitable business and he deserves to be commended for his contribution in the field of technology. Galeanu Elena