Steve Jobs Facts
Steven Paul Jobs, or commonly known as Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California, United States and died on October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California, United States at the age of 56 years.
Everyone knew who he is.
He is a business magnate and inventor from the United States. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of Apple Inc.. Steve Jobs founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under the guidance of Steve Jobs, Apple pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad.
But still rarely know the facts and background of this genius man.
Here are some facts about Steve Jobs :
- Drop-out from college
In 1972, Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California and received at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. However, as Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard University, Jobs also dropped out of Reed College, Portland, Oregon, it was only six months after he entered.
- Liked LSD
Steve Jobs liked Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or commonly called ‘acid’, a type of medication that a thin square, which can cause hallucinogenic effects. After college dropout, Jobs traveled to India, embraced Buddhism, and tried drugs LSD. Jobs described his experiences with LSD as “one of the three important things he ever did in life ‘.
- Children adoption
His mother is Joanne Simpson and his father Abdulfattah Jandali. Paul Jobs was adopted as a baby and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, Santa Clara County California. His Adoptive parents gave him the name of Steven Jobs. His biological sister Mona Simpson is a successful author.
- Establishing Pixar
Apple made a great success with people not know that in 1986 Steve Jobs bought an animation studio, Pixar, of $ 5 million and $ 5 million to provide an additional experiment with animation. Jobs also played a role in the sale of Pixar to Disney 20 years later.
- Receive the lowest salary
Jobs worked at Apple for several years with a salary of U.S. $ 1 every year. Therefore he recorded in the book of Guinness World Records as “the leader of the company with the lowest salary” (Lowest Paid Chief Executive Officer). After Apple began resale profit, the company is releasing his title as interim leader. And after that Apple’s income is in U.S. $ 219 million.
- Been fired from Apple
While Jobs was a persuasive and charismatic for Apple, Many consider him as a leader who easily changes his mind and high emotionless. In 1985, after many causing problems in the leadership of Apple, Sculley Jobs dismiss from office and expelled Jobs from Apple.
- Jobs made Apple famous
Once out of Apple, Jobs founded a computer company anymore, NeXT Computer which is like Lisa, in 1996, Apple bought NeXT for U.S. $ 402 million, and brought Jobs back to the company he founded. In 1997 he became leader while at Apple after the departure of Gil Amelio. In 2001, Jobs made the iPod that restores the golden age of Apple.
- Steve Jobs was super-rich
Steve Jobs’ net worth is estimated at $ 8, 3 billion. Jobs also entered into the list of the richest people in the United States (U.S.) in 2011 according to Forbes magazine, and occupied the 39th position.