Steven Paul Jobs

(1955 - 2011)

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Steven Paul Jobs
1955 - 2011
Born
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
Death
October 5, 2011
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California United States
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Steve
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Steven Paul Jobs, father to 4 children, was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. He was born to Abdulfattah John Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble, with sibling Mona. He married Laurene Powell on March 18, 1991 at The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley, California and Steven died on October 5, 2011 in . They gave birth to Reed Paul Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, and Eve Lauren Jobs. Steven's partner was Chrisann Brennan, and they gave birth to Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs. Steven died on October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California at age 56.
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Steve was born to Abdulfattah Jandali (born in Syria in 1931, a Muslim, who attended the University of Wisconsin, PhD) and Joanne Schieble(Swiss/German Catholic, born in the US) and he was adopted by Paul and Clara (Hagopian) Jobs . Paul (his adoptive father) was a Coast Guard mechanic prior to marrying Clara.

According to Abdulfattah, Joanne left him and moved to San Francisco (behind his back) and she alone chose an adoptive family who was "Catholic, well-educated, and wealthy". After that couple changed their minds about adoption, Steve was placed with Paul and Clara but Joanne refused to sign the adoption papers because they didn't have a college education. After they pledged to pay for Steve's college education, she consented.

Steve had a biological sister, Mona Simpson, and an adoptive sister, Patricia (with whom he grew up). By 1959, the entire Jobs family had moved to Mt View, CA. While a seeming loner to classmates, he said that he loved hanging out with his father and "building things" as well as the adult engineers who lived in their neighborhood.

Steve had said that he was bored in school and was often in trouble for "resisting authority." His mother had taught him to read when he was a toddler and he had an (obviously!) bright, quick mind. By 4th grade, however, he had a teacher who knew how to reach him and he did so well, he ended up skipping 5th grade. And when they moved to Los Altos in 1967 and he was in a new school, he began to thrive. The school was in the Cupertino school district where a lot of the fathers were engineers. And it was in this house that Apple Computer, his first business founded with co-founder Steve Wozniak was born.

Since he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the late 1960s and early 1970s, he went through many of the same experiences that his peers did: exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship; creative, new music; cultural diversity; civil protest (Woz went to UC Berkeley and he often visited there); and drug experimentation. All of these influences as well as the bright minds of his biological parents and the steadying influence of his adoptive parents, probably lead to his becoming an extraordinary and inventive entrepreneur.

He was survived by his wife Laurene, with whom he had three children. He also had a daughter with a long-time girlfriend who he dated before marrying.

Scroll down for a CNET obituary that includes much of his business career as well as some of his quotes about life.

All of us Apple users celebrate your life, Steve - and miss your influence on Apple corporation. What wonderful new creations would we have had by now?



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Steven Paul Jobs
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Steven Paul Jobs
Full name
Steve
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Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California United States
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Steven Jobs was born on in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
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Steven Jobs died on in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California United States
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Steven Jobs was born on in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
Steven Jobs died on in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California United States
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Death
Neuroendocrine cancer
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at Alta Mesa Memorial Park Arastradero Rd., in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California United States 94306
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Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

Arab/Caucasian

Nationality & Locations

US
Childhood

Education

Homestead High School (Cupertino CA)
Reed College (Portland OR) - 1 semester

Religion

He was known to have studied Buddhism. Also, a big fan of Yogananda.
Adulthood

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Businessman, industrial designer, investor, media:
Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.
Chairman, Pixar (also majority shareholder
Walt Disney Company - member of the board of directors
NeXT - founder, chairman, CEO

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Apple Computer, Pixar, -Silicon Valley

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None
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Steven Paul Jobs & Laurene (Powell) Jobs

March 18, 1991 - October 5, 2011
Cause of Separation: Death
The Ahwahnee 1 Ahwahnee Drive Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, California, 95389, United States
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Steven Paul Jobs & Chrisann Brennan

Steven Paul Jobs

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CNET October 6 2011

Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. We look back on his life and remember the co-founder and chairman of Apple.

Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. Jobs was the charismatic mastermind behind Apple. With his leadership, the company went from a startup in his parents' garage to the highest-valued company in the world, introducing the idea that technology can be an object of desire.

Jobs' career began when he dropped out of Reed College on Oregon after a year, choosing instead to drop in on other classes at the campus. One was calligraphy. "It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating," Steve said in a famous speech to Stanford University graduates in 2005.

A decade later that course influenced his work on the Macintosh, which introduced beautiful typography to a computer for the first time. "And since Windows just copied the Mac," he later explained, "it's likely that [without this] no personal computer would have them."

Jobs' intuition for balancing technology and art would become the cornerstone of Apple's game plan, but his business savvy and sales ability would also pave his way to a rare fortune.

One example was in 1975. A 20-year-old Jobs was working for Atari, building a reputation for getting things done.

Bosses offered Steve a huge bonus if he could improve their flagship arcade game, Breakout. Jobs turned to his geeky friend Steve 'Woz' Wozniak, offering half the $700 fee if he could complete it in four days.

Apple began one year later, when Jobs found Woz building his own computer. He saw potential in the relatively small prototype, and suggested they go into business -- Woz as product designer, Jobs as salesman.

Everything was perfect; they were young, talented and living in Silicon Valley at just the right time. Computers were set to become the most profitable industry in the world. After one year they brought their flagship computer to market: the Apple II. It made them rich.

"From almost the beginning at Apple we were, for some incredibly lucky reason, fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time," he told the Smithsonian. "The contributions we tried to make embodied values not only of technical excellence and innovation -- which I think we did our share of -- but innovation of a more humanistic kind."

Jobs became a superstar in the 80s, but with the growing pressure of running a global business, he needed help. He turned to Pepsi boss John Sculley in 1983, famously asking, "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

Sculley accepted, but the relationship soured. Jobs was fired.

Being kicked out of the company he founded and lived for most of his adult life left him devastated.

But Jobs later admitted it was the best thing that ever happened to him. The weight of Apple's vast success had begun to starve his creativity, and being fired let him appreciate being a beginner again.

During this time he founded Pixar, which made the first ever computer animated film, Toy Story -- a genuine classic. When Disney bought the company for $7.4bn in 2006, Jobs became Disney's largest single shareholder.

At the same time, Jobs also ventured back into computing with a new company, NeXT. It built an operating system and Jobs later sold it to his old friends at Apple, who renamed it OS X.

But Apple had begun to flounder without its original visionary, and Jobs returned to lead it in 1997.

From that point on, every leading Apple product was given at least one killer feature to separate it from the copycat industry that would surround it.

The first iMac was a stylish jab at the beige computers of the day, with a striking range of colours. Jony Ive's refreshing design became a thing of mainstream technology lust -- you didn't need to be a geek to love computers any more.

Then the iPod and iTunes brought about a revolution in the music industry. In fact, it was so much more than just music -- it opened the door to digital products being a normal thing to buy.

The iPhone would be Apple's greatest coup. It brought touchscreen phones to the mainstream and Apple became a leading player in the mobile phone industry, out of nowhere. Suddenly, Apple could do anything.

The iPad could be the culmination of Jobs' genius. The product had been planned for decades: this concept video is from 1987. It shows how Apple wanted to produce a tablet with what would become FaceTime and Siri two decades ago, predicting it would be available in September 2011.

"My model for business is The Beatles," Jobs said in 2003. "There were four guys who kept each others', kind of, negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. And that's how I see business. You know, great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people."

Away from his work, Jobs was a family man, married in 1991 to Laurene Powell. After stepping down from Apple after his third medical leave in August this year, with Tim Cook taking his seat as CEO, a neighbour described his son's high school graduation.

"There Steve stood, tears streaming down his cheeks, his smile wide and proud, as his son received his diploma and walked on into his own bright future, leaving behind a good man and a good father who can be sure of the rightness of this, perhaps his most important legacy of all."

Jobs' greatest words could be from that Stanford University speech he made in 2005.

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith... Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

"As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

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In 1955, in the year that Steven Paul Jobs was born, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1965, when he was merely 10 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1979, Steven was 24 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1984, by the time he was 29 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1992, by the time he was 37 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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