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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. Daughter Lisa was born when Jobs was 23.Lisa lived with Jobs as a teen. He has three children with wife Laurene.
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. 
Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple Computer, a leader in the field of personal computing which he co-founded in 1976, andPixar, the Academy-Award-winning animation studio he co-founded in 1986. His innovative idea of what a personal computer should be led him to revolutionize the consumer computer hardware and software industry. When Jobs was twenty one, he and a friend, Steve Wozniak, built a personal computer that they called the Apple. The Apple changed people's idea of what a computer should be. Thanks to the Apple,people's image of computers changed from being a gigantic and inscrutable mass of vacuum tubes only used by big business and the government to a small box used by ordinary people. No company has done more to democratize the computer and make it user-friendly than Apple Computer. Steve Jobs software design for the Macintosh introduced the windows interface and the mouse which set a new standardfor graphical interface applications and interface interaction.
Jobs was an unlikely candidate to have become the prototype of America's computer industry entrepreneur. While still in high school, Jobs attended lectures at the Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. He was also hired as a summer employee for Hewlett-Packard. Another employee at Hewlett-Packard was Stephen Wozniak a recent dropout from theUniversity of California at Berkeley and an engineering whiz with a passion for inventing electronic gadgets.
In 1972 Jobs graduated from high school and register at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone "blue box", getting much of their impetusfrom the Homebrew Computer Club. Jobs was not interested in creating electronics and was nowhere near as good an engineer as Wozniak. Although he was not really interested in creating electronics, his business sense for the marketability of these products was the turning point. He asked his engineering friend Wozniak to help him build a personal computer.
Jobs sold his Volkswagen micro-bus andWozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator, which raised $1,300 to start their new company. With that initial capital and credit lines with local electronics suppliers, they set up their first production line. Jobs encouraged Wozniak to quit his job at Hewlett-Packard and become the vice president in charge of research and development of the new enterprise.
Beginning work in the Job'sfamily garage they managed to make their first big sale when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully assembled computers. On this basis the Apple Corporation was founded. The name is allegedly based on Job's favorite fruit and the logo chosen to play on both the company name and the word byte.
Steve Jobs was a true visionary who created the first truly personal computer, the...
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