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Date of Birth:
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, California, United States Best Quotes:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.”
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs (born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California) was an American entrepreneur, marketer and inventor. While attending High School in Cupertino, California, Steve met and became friends with Steve Wozniak, a computer and electronics whiz. Their partnership would ultimately lead Steve to get a job working for Atari, before Steve left to form Apple Computer Company with Steve Wozniak in 1976. From there, the computer company experienced incredible success during the mid-1980s. After a falling-out with Apple in 1985, Steve left to form NeXT computers in the 1990’s. Using the profits from that venture, Steve invested in a purchase he made in the 80’s, The Graphics Group, which would be renamed Pixar. With the success of Toy Story in 1995, Steve once again found himself with wealth and fame. After Apple bought NeXT in 1996, Steve rejoined the company he founded and went on to lead it to its greatest success with the introduction of the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone.
Best Known For:
Steve is best known as the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.
Steve was adopted at birth. After his success, he tracked down his birth parents, resolving his issues with them. Steve had a daughter, Lisa Brennan, with Apple employee, Daniel Kottke, in 1978. Steve dated singer Joan Baez in the early 80’s. Steve married Laurene Powell in 1991. Together, they had three children – son Reid, and daughters Erin and Eve. Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. Despite medical efforts to combat the disease, Steve died in his Palo Alto home on October 5, 2011.