By: Walter Isaacson
Rise to Success
Jobs was quickly thrown into the electronic world in 1973 when he became a technician at Atari Inc. Feeling like there were better opportunities for him elsewhere he traveled to India. Here he stayed for seven months to search for spiritual enlightenment. When he was not able to he returned back to Atari, in the U.S. to continue working on their current project "Breakout." After a few years of work, Jobs and his good friend Steve Wozniak decided to create their own business named "Apple Computer Company." They started off by selling circuit boards. In no time, Wozniak created the first Apple Computer and started selling it with Jobs out of their garage. There business exploded and they expanded rapidly.
Complications & Firing
Jobs was able to form one of the most prominent businesses through the hiring of other companies established employees, including John Sculley from Pepsi-Cola. The company went through a rough patch in 1984 creating a power struggle between Sculley and Jobs. This ultimately resulted in Jobs being removed from his managerial position and being completely kicked out of the company. Jobs then found NeXT Inc. which would ultimately lead him back to Apple.
- Steve Jobs earned only $1 a year by salary
- His net wealth is $8.3 billion
- He was born February 24, 1955
- Steve Jobs passed away October 5th, 2011