Steve Jobs

by Caitlin

Birth and Childhood

Steven Jobs was born on February 24th, 1955 in San Francisco, California. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs at birth. They moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Steve was about five. His biological parents were Joanne Schieble and John Jandali.


His adoptive parents adopted a daughter Patty the same year they moved. In his younger years he attended a very poor elementary school.He was bullied when he was about eleven years old. He pleaded to transfer schools, so the family moved.


Paul was a mechanic and taught Steve how to build electronics and take them apart. Steve became more and more interested in computers. Tinkering on electronics was now one of his hobbies.

Career

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple inc. with Steve Woznaik in early 1976. Jobs sold the products while Woznaik made them. Apple now sells computer hardware, computer software, and consumer electronics. Apple has a variety of products like the Mac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone.


Link to Apple website

http://www.apple.com/


Steve Jobs also had a job at Pixar Animation Studios. He bought the company Graphic Groups, later renamed Pixar, because it was going out of business. The following movies were made as Steve Jobs executive producer: A Bug's Life, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and WALL-E. Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Toy Story 3 were all nominated and/or recieved an Acadamy Award for best animated feature.


Link to Pixar website

http://www.pixar.com/


Steve had very good career choices. He had a great wealth. He was a good entrepreneur. He had a great life




Education

Steve Jobs went to Monta Coma Elementary, Cupertino Middle, and Homestead High school. He went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He dropped out of college six months into and spent 18 months going in to creative classes such as calligraphy. Clara taught him to read before he started school to get a jump start.


In high school, Steve became friends with Bill Hernandez. Bill introduced Steve Jobs to Steve Woznaik. They all loved electronics and computers in fact, Steve Woznaik was making computers. Steve Jobs thought they could sell them.


Steve and Steve later became business partners. If Bill never introduced Steve J. to Steve W., Apple wouldnt be here today.


Death

Steve Jobs died in is California home at about three pm on October fifth, 2011. He passed away from respiratory arrest. Respiratory arrest is when your lungs give out and you stop breathing. He died with his wife, children, and sister by his side.


His last words, hours before his death, were " Oh wow. Oh wow, Oh wow.". Apple, Microsoft, and Disney put their fags half mast from October sixth to the eleventh. He is buried at an unmarked grave at Alta Mesa Memorial Park. A small private funeral was held on October seventh, 2011.


Before he died he was treated for pancreatic cancer.