Steve Jobs: Bio, Story, Founder of Apple Computer

Steve Jobs is known as the founder of Apple Computer. He is an essential figure in the history of Apple’s success. Together with Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs founded Apple in their garage. He was expelled from Apple and returned to save it from bankruptcy in 1997. When he died, Steve Jobs had succeeded in building Apple into the most valuable company in the world. What’s the story?

Quick Info

Full NameSteven Paul Jobs
Birth DateFebruary 24, 1955
Birth PlaceCalifornia
DiedCalifornia, October 5, 2011
FamilyFather – Abdulfattah Jandali Mother – Joanne Simpson Schieble
ProfessionFounder of Apple Computer

Steve Jobs Biography

Steven Paul Jobs was born in California, United States, on February 24, 1955. Steve Jobs had a father named Abdulfattah Jandali, a visiting student from Syria who later became a political science professor. His mother was named Joanne Simpson. Stay up-to-date with Deltsapure! Provide accurate and updated news for readers.


As a baby, Steve Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, who lived in Santa Clara County, California. It was their adoptive parents who gave him the name Steve Jobs. His biological parents later married and gave him a younger sister named Mona Simpson, now famous as a novelist.

Steve Jobs went through middle and high school in Cupertino, Califonia. It is said that he often taught after school hours at the Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. So it’s not surprising that soon after that, he and Steve Wozniak immediately became part-time workers at this company.

In 1972, Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, and was accepted at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after one semester. But he immediately enrolled at Reed College, where one of the things he studied was calligraphy.

In the fall of 1974, Steve Jobs returned to California and began attending Homebrew Computer Club meetings with Steve Wozniak.

Steve Jobs and Wozniak worked together at Atari Inc., a famous computer game manufacturing company, in the position of game designer. His motivation then was to raise money for a spiritual trip to India.
Steve Jobs then went on a spiritual enlightenment trip to India with his friend at Reed College, Daniel Kottke, who became Apple’s first employee.

Returning from India, he became a Buddhist with shaved hair and wore traditional Indian clothing (monk?).

During this time, he practiced psychedelics (a kind of meditation; at that time, Jobs was often considered strange because walking barefoot in the snow – this is a kind of mindfulness meditation). These were the two or three most essential things that he ever did in his life.

Founded Apple Computer

In the biography of Steve Jobs, it is known that, in 1976, Steve Jobs, at the age of 21, and Steve Wozniak, at 26, founded Apple Computer Co. in the Jobs family garage. The personal computer introduced by Jobs and Wozniak was named the Apple I. The computer was sold for US$666.66, referencing the telephone number of Wozniak’s Dial-A-Joke machine, which ended in -6666. In 1977, Jobs and Wozniak introduced the Apple II, which became a massive success in the home market and greatly influenced Apple in the fledgling personal computer industry.

In 1980, Apple Computer listed its name on the stock exchange, and with a successful initial stock offering, Jobs’ fame grew. Apple Computer released the Apple III that same year, although its success could have been better.

As Apple Computer grew, the company began looking for new leadership to help manage the company’s growth.

In 1983, Jobs tapped John Sculley, from Pepsi-Cola, to lead Apple Computer with the challenge, “Do you want to sell carbonated drinks for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?” (Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?).

That same year, Apple also released the Apple Lisa, whose technology was considered very advanced at that time but failed to reach buyers in the market share.

1984 was the year the Macintosh was introduced, the first computer successfully sold on the market to feature a graphical user interface.

Jef Raskin initiated the development of the Mac, and the team used technology that had yet to be developed by Apple, such as at Xerox’s PARC.

But it has yet to be commercialized. The success of the Macintosh led Apple to abandon the Apple II in favor of developing Mac production, which has survived to this day.

Steve Jobs Leaves Apple Computer

Even though Jobs was very persuasive and charismatic for Apple, many considered him a leader who quickly changed his mind and had high emotions.

In 1985, after causing many leadership problems within Apple, Sculley removed Jobs from his post and expelled him from Apple.

In the biography of Steve Jobs, it is known that after leaving Apple, Jobs founded another computer company, NeXT Computer, which, like Lisa, NeXT was very advanced in terms of technology but never became famous, except in the scope of scientific research.

(Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web system at CERN using a NeXT workstation.) However, NeXT helped advance object-oriented programming, PostScript, and magneto-optical devices.

Back to Apple Company

In 1996, Apple bought NeXT for US$402 million and brought Jobs back to the company he founded. In 1997, he became interim leader at Apple after the departure of Gil Amelio.

With the purchase of NeXT, much of NeXT’s technology was applied to Apple’s products, most notably NeXTSTEP, which developed into Mac OS X. Under Jobs’ guidance, the company increased its sales after introducing the iMac.

The iMac was the first computer sold with an emphasis on its appearance (although it also uses a lot of advanced technology inside). Since then, the attractive appearance and well-known brand have worked in Apple’s favor.

Recently, Apple has begun to spread its wings. With the introduction of the portable musical instrument iPod, iTunes software, and the iTunes Music Store, the company made waves in personal electronic devices and online music.

While stimulating innovation, Jobs also reminded his subordinates that “real artists produce results” (real artists ship), which means that producing works on time is as important as innovation and accurate products.

The Figure of Success of the Apple Company

Jobs worked at Apple for several years with a salary of US$1/year. Because of this, he was recorded in the Guinness World Records book as “the lowest-paid company leader” (lowest-paid chief Executive Officer).
Once Apple started making sales profits again, the company relinquished its title as interim leader. His current income at Apple is US$219 million, according to an article written on the Bloomberg website in 2003.

Jobs was greatly admired for his skill at convincing people and being a superior salesman, which was often nicknamed the reality distortion field, and this was evident when he gave keynote speeches at the Apple Expo.

However, his persistence also brought bad luck. His stubbornness may have caused Apple to lose a golden opportunity to become a leader in personal computers.

Its reluctance to let other companies make computers compatible with the Macintosh resulted in Apple having to suffer defeat in winning over existing computer users.

Hardware and software companies finally decided to adopt the IBM PC platform, which uses an operating system made by Microsoft. Microsoft then caught up with Apple by developing its graphical user interface, Microsoft Windows.

Founded Pixar Studios

In 1986, Jobs founded Pixar (with Edwin Catmull), a computer animation studio in Emeryville, California. The company was created from Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division, which Jobs purchased from its founder, George Lucas, for US$10 million.

Pixar rose to fame and success a decade later with its breakthrough film, Toy Story. Since then, Pixar has produced films that won the Academy Award, namely Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

Because of his leadership at Pixar and his establishment at Apple, Jobs is considered by many entertainment industry observers to be one of the potential successors to Michael Eisner as leader of The Walt Disney Company. He distributes and finances films made by Pixar.

On August 25, 2011, the founder and president (CEO) of Apple Inc., Steven Paul Jobs finally officially decided to resign. But he is still remembered by the world community because of his works.

Starting in 1976, he released Apples l. His works continued to develop until finally, in 2010, he released the iPad, which shocked the world.

Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 after struggling with pancreatic cancer, which had ravaged his body for the last few years. The news “Steve Jobs died” was announced by Apple leadership on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2011.

This Silicon Valley icon is remembered for his services in entertaining the world with the iPod, iPhone, and, most recently, the iPad. Last August, he just handed over the CEO position to Tim Cook.

Steve Jobs is a legend at Apple and the most innovative technology maestro of this century. Farewell to the maestro.

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