Steve Jobs Biography and Success Story

Steve Jobs was a famous American entrepreneur, designer and inventor. He is the Chief Executive Officer of two very successful companies in the world, the Apple Computers and the Pixar Animation Studio. He is famous for being the major force behind the success of Apple Computers and being an internet entrepreneur.

Apple Computers is widely recognized as the leading manufacturer of electronic devices such as the Macintosh Computer, Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad as well as the music and video software Itunes.

Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on February 4, 1955. He was born to Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali but was adopted by a lower middle class couple named Paul and Clara Jobs.

Young Steve grew in a neighborhood of engineers because they lived in Santa Clara county, south of the Bay Area, which is known as Silicon Valley in the early 1950s. At a young age, he had witnessed engineers working on electronics and other gizmos in their garages on weekends which interests Steve to engage in the world of electronics as he grew up.

When he was 13, he met Steve Wozniak who is 16. Steve Wozniak is a techie kid just like Jobs and they both became close friends. When jobs became disillusioned with his job in a video game maker Atari, he started to have interest in his friends Wozniak’s activity. There, he quickly understood his friends’ brilliant inventions.  They soon agreed to start a company in which Apple Computer was created on April 1, 1976.

In 1986, Jobs purchased the Graphics Group which he later renamed as Pixar. Their very first film produced was the famous Toy Story with Steve Jobs being the executive producer. The film became very popular in which it brought fame and honor to the studio when it was released in 1995.

Jobs only earns $1 per year as Chief Executive Officer of Apple. He was the 42nd wealthiest American having a net wealth of $8.3 billion in 2010. Jobs died on October 5, 2011 in his home at California because of a respiratory arrest.