Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and put up for adoption. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out that same year, and traveled through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. His declassified FBI report states that he used marijuana and LSD while he was in college, and once told a reporter that taking LSD was "one of the two or three most important things" he had done in his life.
|Born:||Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Died:||October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Neuroendocrine cancer|
|Resting place:||Alta Mesa Memorial Park|
|Occupation:||Entrepreneur, Industrial designer, Investor, Media proprietor|
|Known for:||Pioneer of the personal computer revolution with Steve Wozniak, Co-creator of the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and first Apple Stores|
|Net worth:||US$ 7 billion (September 2011)|
|Title:||Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc, Primary investor and Chairman of Pixar, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of NeXT|
|Board member of:||The Walt Disney Company, Apple Inc.|
|Partner(s):||Chrisann Brennan (1972–1977)|
|Children:||4, including Lisa Brennan-Jobs|
|Relatives:||Mona Simpson (sister)|
|IMDb:||Steve Jobs's IMDb|
About Steve Jobs
Led the personal computer revolution by co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak. During his time as CEO of Apple, the company released such revolutionary devices as the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He also founded the software company NeXT and was a chairman for Pixar and a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors.
He began attending Reed College in 1972 and dropped out within his first year at the school.
He spent one summer picking Macintosh apples, which was how his company's name originated. His net worth was estimated at just over $10 billion at the time of his death.
He was raised by his adoptive parents Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Hagopian. He has a biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson, who was raised by his biological parents, Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. He married Laurene Powell on March 18, 1991 and he had four children: Lisa, Erin, Eve and Reed.
He was succeeded by Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
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