Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

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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Historical Timeline for Steve Jobs :

Date Event
24 Feb 1955 Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, is born
1 Mar 1973 Xerox Alto personal computer is developed at Xerox PARC
1974 Steve Jobs gains employment at Atari
1974 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak go into business
3 Mar 1975 First meeting of the Homebrew Club
1 Apr 1976 Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne found Apple Computer Inc.
Jul 1976 Apple launches the Apple 1
12 Dec 1980 Apple floats on the stock market
Apr 1983 Steve Jobs hires Pepsi's John Sculley as President of Apple
17 Sep 1985 Steve Jobs leaves Apple to start NeXT
1988 The NeXT (68030 CPU) computer is introduced after two years of research
20 Dec 1996 Apple buys NeXT, and Steve Jobs returns
6 May 1998 Apple announces the iMac
23 Oct 2001 Apple launches the iPod
29 Jun 2007 Apple introduces the iPhone
26 May 2010 Apple overtakes Microsoft as world's most valuable technology company
28 May 2010 Apple releases the iPad in the UK
24 Aug 2011 Steve Jobs retires as CEO of Apple
5 Oct 2011 Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, dies age 56




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