Steve Jobs

Ceo and Cofounder of Apple + Inc.
Born Feb 24, 1955

Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor, best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies...… Read More

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1955 Birth Schieble gave birth to Jobs on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, and chose an adoptive couple for him that was "Catholic, well-educated, and wealthy." … Read More
1957 2 Years Old Paul and Clara adopted Jobs's sister Patricia in 1957 and the family moved to Mountain View, California in 1961. … Read More


1967 - 1968 3 More Events
1970 15 Years Old 1 More Event
He underwent a change during mid-1970: "I got stoned for the first time; I discovered Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and all that classic stuff. … Read More
1971 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1971 after Wozniak began University of California, Berkeley, Jobs began to visit him in Berkeley a few times a week. … Read More
1972 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In mid-1972, after graduation and before leaving for Reed College, Jobs and Brennan rented a house from their other roommate, Al. … Read More


1975 20 Years Old Jobs began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Wozniak in 1975. … Read More
…  By the early 1977, she and Jobs would spend time together at her home at Duveneck Ranch in Los Altos, which served as a hostel and environmental education center. … Read More
1978 23 Years Old …  When Jobs was 23 (the same age as his biological parents when they had him) Brennan gave birth to her baby, Lisa Brennan on May 17, 1978. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old In 1982, Jobs bought an apartment in the two top floors of The San Remo, a Manhattan building with a politically progressive reputation. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Jobs bought the Jackling House and estate, and resided there for a decade. … Read More


In May 1985, Sculley (encouraged by Arthur Rock) decided to reorganize Apple, and proposed a plan to the board that would remove Jobs from the Macintosh group and put him in charge of "New Product Development." … Read More
1986 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Jobs funded the spinout of The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division for the price of $10 million, $5 million of which was given to the company as capital and $5 million of which was paid to Lucasfilm for technology rights. … Read More
1989 - 1991 3 More Events
1993 38 Years Old Jobs's father, Paul, died a year and a half later, on March 5, 1993.


1995 40 Years Old Jobs and Powell had two more children, Erin, born in August 1995, and Eve, born in 1998. … Read More
The deal was finalized in February 1997, bringing Jobs back to the company he had cofounded.
1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 and died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor on October 5, 2011. … Read More
In mid-2004, he announced to his employees that he had a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old In early August 2006, Jobs delivered the keynote for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. … Read More
On July 1, 2008, a billion class action suit was filed against several members of the Apple board of directors for revenue lost because of alleged securities fraud.
In a statement given on January 5, 2009, on, Jobs said that he had been suffering from a "hormone imbalance" for several months.
When Jobs died in 2011, Schieble was suffering from dementia and living in a nursing home. … Read More
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