Some Facts about Steve jobs

Some Facts about Steve jobs
  1. Steve was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. Although Steve’s biological mom wanted her son to be adopted by college graduates and Paul and Clara were not. They promised Steve would go to
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    college when he grew up.
  2. Steve dropped out of college after one semester to save his parent’s money. He did drop-in though for 18 months.
  3. While dropping in on classes, he slept on the floors of his friends’ places,turned in coke bottles for 5 cents to use the money to eat with, and hiked 7 miles across town once a week to get a decent meal at the Hare Krishna temple in town.
  4. Steve’s original aspiration was to become a Buddhist Monk. After traveling to India with one of his best friends from Reed College.
  5. He worked with Steve Wozniak for Atari game systems before Apple Computers. They reportedly were paid $5,000 for their work of which he shared $375 with Wozniak.
  6. Steve Jobs began Apple Computers, Inc., in 1976 with Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage. But there was a third member, Ronald Wayne. After two weeks Ronald left for a one time payment of $800 for his share of Apple stock. Reportedly this stock would be worth $22 billion today.
  7. Steve lured John Sculley from Pepsi-Cola to become Apple’s CEO in 2003. Coincidently it was John Sculley who then fired Jobs in 2005. Steven would later comment on it saying “the heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
  8. Jobs and Wozniak named the company Apple because they were huge Beatles fans.
  9. steve had four children, one out of wedlock that he at first denounced, but later claimed and went on to have a great relationship with and even named a computer after her.
  10. Jobs stock in Disney had more value than in Apple, since Steve sold a lot of shares in the 90’s and owned less than 1% at the time of his death.
  11. Steve had over 300 patents.
  12. Jobs bought Pixar for 5 million and transformed it with their first movie Toy Story. Jobs was credited as an executive producer on the film Toy Story.
  13. He dated John Baez when he was younger.
  14. It is rumored that the name of the new iPhone4s means iPhone 4 Steve.
  15. He was upset that Wozniak was employee number 1 and that he was employee number 2. He protested until he became employee number 0.
  16. He was dyslexic.
  17. He was obsessed with type fonts and calligraphy. Claims that the reason why Apple had different fonts was probably because he dropped into a calligraphy class in college.
  18. He saw his first computer at age 12.
  19. He owned over 100 pairs of Levi jeans.
  20. Everyone knows that in 1985 Steve Jobs was fired from Apple. Some might even know that it had to do with a fallout between Steve and John Sculley, Apple's CEO at the time, but few know exactly in what consisted the disagreement. Well, Steve Jobs wanted to drop the price of the then underperforming Macintosh and shift large portion of the advertising budget away from Apple 2 over to the Mac. Sculley disagreed. He argued that price had no bearing into Macintosh's poor sales, but rather the unimpressive software it ran. Sculley took the matter to the Apple's Board of Directors which sided with the former Pepsi CEO, thus firing Jobs.
  21. Before starting Apple, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built and sold digital blue boxes, a $100 equipment that could hack telephone systems and allowed them make calls to any number in the world. One of their first calls they made using the blue box was to the Vatican with Wozniak pretending to be Henry Kissinger, they asked to talk to the pope. Without success.
  22. Steve Jobs’ faith in alternative remedies is what cost him his life
  23. On his deathbed, Steve Jobs refused to wear his oxygen mask just because he didn’t like the design of it 
  24. In 1997, Steve Jobs used his patents to pressure Bill Gates into investing $150 million into Apple, because he believed Apple would go under if Microsoft didn’t have “a stake in our success.”
  25. "In terms of an inspirational leader, Steve Jobs is really the best I have ever met," said former Microsoft Chairman and Chief Architect, Bill Gates in January 1998 when asked to name the CEO he most admired.
  26. Apple had its first big success with Apple II, a machine that helped popularlise the idea of computers at home. Apple sales rose from $7.8 million in 1978 to $117 million in 1980, the year Apple went public. And, by age 25, Job's was a millionaire.

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