Inspiring Facts About Steve Jobs

Did you know that Steve Jobs has over 300 patents with his name on them?

#1 Steve Jobs was adopted.

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble.

Jandali came from a Muslim background and Schieble from a Catholic background, and they weren’t married when Schieble fell pregnant.

Both at the University of Wisconsin at the time, Schieble fled to California to have the birth.

Schieble put Jobs up for adoption after deciding that she should not keep the baby.

However, years later, they had a daughter that they kept.

#2 Jobs almost became a Buddhist monk.

Jobs started to practice Zen Buddhism, which became a huge part of his life

In 1974 Jobs traveled to India to stay at the Neem Karoli ashram, seeking spiritual enlightenment.

Unfortunately, upon his arrival, he had learned of Neem Karoli’s death the previous year, so he altered his trip.

Instead, he headed to the ashram of Haidakhan Babaji, where he spent seven months before returning to the US.

Jobs started to practice Zen Buddhism, which became a huge part of his life.

At one point, he considered becoming a monk at Eihei-Ji in Japan.

#3 Steve Jobs was a college dropout.

He explained to his parents that he didn’t want to waste their money on education...

Like many successful entrepreneurs, Jobs was a college dropout.

In 1972 Jobs enrolled at Reed College but dropped out after one semester.

He explained to his parents that he didn’t want to waste their money on education that was meaningless to him.

Jobs’ adopted parents had promised his biological mother Schieble that they would pay for his education.

#4 Steve Jobs Founded Apple Inc in 1976.

Alongside Steve Wozniak, Jobs created the first Apple computer in March 1976.

Wozniak designed the Apple I, and together with Jobs, they decided to sell it to the public.

By April 1, 1976, the two set up Apple Computer Company as a business partnership alongside Ronald Wayne, now known as Apple Inc.

The business was registered at Jobs’ parents’ home on Crist Drive. Jobs’ bedroom was their office, which later moved to the garage.

The name “Apple” came from Jobs’ time on the All One Farm commune in Oregon.

#5 An Apple computer names after his daughter.

The Apple Lisa.

Out of Steve’s four children, only three were with his wife, Laurene Powell.

His first child was with his Homestead High on and off girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.

When Brennan found out she was pregnant, Jobs denied responsibility for the pregnancy, which resulted in Brennan ending her relationship with Jobs.

Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs was born May 17, 1978. Jobs was not present for Lisa’s birth but went to visit Brennan three days later. Together they named their daughter Lisa.

Jobs then named the computer he was working on the Apple Lisa.

#6 He married one of his students.

Laurene Powell was sat in the front row of Jobs’ lecture, and he couldn’t keep his eyes off her.

Jobs first met his wife-to-be in 1989 during a lecture he was giving at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Following the lecture, Jobs met with Powell in the car park and invited her to dinner.

Jobs proposed to Powell in 1990, and they married at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park on March 18, 1991.

#7 Jobs met his biological sister at age 27.

Author Mona Simpson and met when he was 27 years old.

Due to being adopted as a child and not knowing his biological family, it took a long time to find out about his sister.

Jobs tracked down his sister, author Mona Simpson and met when he was 27 years old.

Her first book was titled “Anywhere But Here,” which was about her relationship with her parents, Jobs’ biological family.

#8 Steve Jobs has his own statue in Budapest, Hungary.

to commemorate Jobs’ contributions to the tech industry

There is a nearly 7 foot (2.1 meters) tall bronze statue of Jobs in the capital city of Hungary.

Artist Erno Toth made the sculpture for Graphisoft, a Hungarian software company.

The statue was erected on December 21, 2011, following his death that year.

The statue was put up to commemorate Jobs’ contributions to the tech industry and the support he gave Graphisoft during their communist rule.

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Author: Becca Marsh

Becca Marsh is a travel enthusiast and a lover of nature. She is the co-founder of Global Convoy, a travel production company. When she is not filming, she enjoys writing about culture and travel.

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