Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California. His unwed biological parents, Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, put him up for adoption. Steve was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, a lower-middle-class couple, who moved to the suburban city of Mountain View a couple of years later.

Quick Info
Nickname Steve
Profession Entrepreneur, industrial, designer, media proprietor, investor
Date Of Birth February 24, 1955
Birth Place San Francisco, California, U.S.

Early Life & Family

Schieble became pregnant with Jobs in 1954, when she and Jandali spent the summer with his family in Homs. According to Jandali, Schieble deliberately did not involve him in the process: "Without telling me, Joanne upped and left to move to San Francisco to have the baby without anyone knowing, including me."

Parents Father - Joanne Carole Schieble, Mother - Abdulfattah Jandali
Sibling Sister - Mona Simpson

Hobbies & Interests

By all accounts he really loved music. He did love Bob Dylan and the Beatles. At least when he was younger he listened to more folksy music, hippie troubadours. He did at one time date Joan Baez and declared that he loved her music. He also drove great cars, and ended up on Mercedes Benz. He did drive a Porsche when he was younger but was told that no one would take him seriously if he drove that kind of car, after that he mostly stuck with Mercedes.

Favorite Color Purple
Favorite Artist Mark Rothko


Steve Jobs was born in 1955 and raised by adoptive parents in Cupertino, California. Though he was interested in engineering, his passions as a youth varied. After dropping out of Reed College, Jobs worked as a video game designer at Atari and later went to India to experience Buddhism. In 1976 he helped launch Apple.

College Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Personal Life

In 1989, Jobs first met his future wife, Laurene Powell, when he gave a lecture at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was a student. Soon after the event, he stated that Laurene "was right there in the front row in the lecture hall, and I couldn't take my eyes off of her ... kept losing my train of thought, and started feeling a little giddy." After the lecture, Jobs met up with her in the parking lot and invited her out to dinner. From that point forward, they were together, with a few minor exceptions, for the rest of his life.

Spouse(s) Laurene Powell ​(m. 1991)
Partner(s) Chrisann Brennan (1972–1977)
Children 4, including Lisa
Relatives Mona Simpson (sister), Bassma Al Jandaly (cousin), Malek Jandali (cousin)


The resurgence of Steve's cancer was a painful reminder that it was time to 'put his affairs in order' before his passing —and he did. First, he made sure that Apple was ready to operate without him. In late 2008, he hired the dean of the Yale School of Management to create 'Apple University', a sort of internal business track to groom future Apple executives by exposing them to the Apple ways, through case studies of the history of the company. He also consolidated his executive team and agreed with the board that his natural successor would be his second in command, COO Tim Cook. Finally, at his last public appearance in June 2011, he unveiled his plans for the future Apple campus in Cupertino (now Apple Park), a huge spaceship-sized building in the shape of a circle. All of this was in place when he eventually resigned as Apple CEO on August 24, 2011.

Car Collection
  • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
  • BMW Z8
  • Nash Metropolitan Convertible.
  • Volkswagen Transporter.
Net Worth over $250 million by the time he was 25

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