Jobs was born in San Fransisco and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. He attended Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California and often went to after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto. Later Jobs was hired to work there with Steve Wozniak as a summer employee.
In the autumn of 1974, Jobs & Wozniak began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club and for a brief period Jobs worked at Atari, the manufacturer of video games.
In 1976 the 21 year old Jobs saw a computer that Wozniak had designed for his own use. He convinced Wozniak to assist him and started a company to market the computer. Apple Computer Co. was founded as a partnership on April 1, 1976.
Ten years later in 1986, Jobs found himself sidelined by the company he had founded. He sold all but one of his shares in Apple. The single share may have been for symbolic and sentimental reasons or to ensure that he would receive stock reports (as some biography books have stated) and attend shareholder meetings. It was at this time that Steve Jobs founed NeXT Computers.
This is a very brief introduction to Steve Jobs. A more complete bio can be found on Wikipedia.
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Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple leads the industry in innovation with its award-winning Macintosh computers, OS X operating system, and consumer and professional applications software. Apple is also leading the digital music revolution, having sold over 110 million iPods and over three billion songs from its iTunes online store. Apple entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.
Steve also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios, which has created eight of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards and its films have grossed more than $4 billion at the worldwide box office to date. Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in 2006 and Steve now serves on Disney's board of directors.
Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley, and still lives there with his wife and three children.
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