Famous Entrepreneur: Steve Jobs

By: Megan Garrett

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"Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer." (biography link below) He also went to Reed College in 1972-1974

History of Apple

Steve had a vision of a "Computer for the rest of us". He met a friend Steve Wozniak in high school and after Jobs dropped out of Reed College he got back in touch with Wozniak. "In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To Generate the $1,350 in capital they used to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator."(entrepreneur link below). Some challenges they came across was new competition. Another challenge was the price of parts needed exceeded the amount they had.


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Lasting Impact

Steve jobs left the world with what is know today as modern technology. Without it, everything would be extremely different and people wouldn't know what to do with themselves. He showed people that no matter what you set your mind to you can do it. No matter how big your dreams are you can exceed them. If you are truly passionate about something then you can always accomplish your goals.


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Interesting Fact

  1. When asked why he had named his company Apple, he said: "Because it came before Atari in the phone book." Jobs worked for Atari before starting Apple and he also said that he likes apples and that they had to come up with a name by 5 o'clock that day.
  2. Apple headquarters is located in Cupertino, California,

Why I Chose Steve Jobs

I chose Steve Jobs because I think without him this world would be boring and lost. He created Apple and became someone I look up to. He followed his dreams and exceeded his expectations.
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