Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco 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.
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 start a company to market the computer. Apple Computer Co. was founded as a partnership on April 1, 1976.
Ten years later, 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 founded NeXT Computers.
In 1986, Jobs funded the spinout of The Graphics Group from Lucasfilm's computer graphics division. This would become known as Pixar.
Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley, and lived there with his wife and three children.
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