Apple's co founder Steve Jobs dead at 56,Steve Jobs biography,wiki,achievements

Steve Jobs died at 56 years after a year long pancreatic cancer.

The co-founder of Apple Inc, one of the world's great entrepreneurs, was surrounded by his wife and immediate family when he died in Palo Alto, California. Other details were not immediately available.

The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod, iPhone and iPad had stepped down as chief executive of the world's largest technology company in August, handing the reins to long-time lieutenant Tim Cook.

Steve Jobs Biography:

Steve Jobs was born on the 24th of February 1955 in San Francisco, California and one week later put up for adoption by his unmarried mother who was attending graduate school. Paul and Clara Jobs adopted and named him Steven with his biological parents later marrying and having Jobs sister, novelist Mona Simpson whom he didn’t meet until adulthood. Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. He was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. He grew up with one sister, Patty. Paul Jobs was a machinist and fixed cars as a hobby.

After graduating from high school in 1972, Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for two years. He dropped out to visit India and study eastern religions in the summer of 1974. In 1975 Jobs joined a group known as the Homebrew Computer Club. One member, a technical whiz named Steve Wozniak, was trying to build a small computer. Jobs became fascinated with the marketing potential of such a computer. In 1976 he and Wozniak formed their own company. They called it Apple Computer Company.

Name: Steven Paul Jobs
Position: Co-Founder & CEO, Apple Computer | Co-Founder & CEO, Pixar
Born: February 1955
Parents: Steve was adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara Jobs. Paul Jobs was a machinist for a company that manufactured lasers and Clara Jobs was an accountant; both are deceased.
Siblings: Steve has a biological, younger sister Mona Simpson, whom he tracked down and now has a close relationship with.
Education: Graduated from Homestead High School, Los Altos, Calif. in 1972. Attended Reed College in Portland, Ore.; dropped out of the baccalaureate program after one semester.
Family: Wife: Laurene Powell. They met at Stanford University while he was speaking at a class. They married in 1991. Both are vegetarians. Daughter Lisa was born when Jobs was 23 (Jobs didn't marry her mother). Lisa lived with Jobs as a teen. He has three children with wife Laurene.
Residence: English style red-brick home in Palo Alto, Calif. built in 1930s. Valued between $3 million to $5 million. Sparsely decorated.
Appearance: Slender; wears jeans, usually with a black turtleneck and running shoes.
What's he like: People say he is a high-strung workaholic, motivates others with his enthusiasm, has a "reality distortion field," passionate about technology, a micromanager, arrogant and intolerant; can exude a Zen-like calm.
Heroes: Dave Packard, Bob Noyce, late co-founder of Intel, and Andy Grove and singer Bob Dylan.
Friends: Jerry Brown, former governor of California. Lawrence J. Ellison, billionaire software entrepreneur and chairman of Oracle. Sister and novelist Mona Simpson.
Net Worth: More than $1.2 Billion.
Honors & Awards: National Technology Medal from President Reagan in 1985, before founding NeXT. Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1987. Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. magazine in 1989.

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