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Most people who didn’t know Steve would assume that he probably had a privileged life, had a silver spoon in his mouth, and had his path to success laid out before him.

But it wasn’t the case as you can see above. He was born out of wedlock. He wasn’t the child his parents wanted. He was given up for adoption. He was fired from the company he created. He was publicly humiliated during that time. And he was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, which ultimately took his life.

  • Steven Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California
  • In 1961 the family moved to Mountain View, California.
  • In 1972, Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for two years. He dropped out after one semester.
  • In 1975 Jobs joined a group known as the Home-brew Computer Club.
  • In 1976 Steve and Wozniak (a friend of him) formed their own company.
  • The Apple II went to market in 1977, with impressive first year sales of $2.7 million. The company's sales grew to $200 million within three years.
  • Early in 1983 he unveiled the Lisa. It was designed for people possessing minimal computer experience. It did not sell well, however, because it was more expensive than personal computers sold by competitors.
  • In 1984 Apple introduced a revolutionary new model, the Macintosh.
  • The Macintosh did not sell well to businesses.
  • The failure of the Macintosh signaled the beginning of Jobs's downfall at Apple. Jobs resigned in 1985 from the company he had helped found.
  • Jobs soon hired some of his former employees to begin a new computer company called NeXT.
  • In 1986 Jobs purchased a small company called Pixar.

  • In December of 1996 Apple purchased NeXT Software for over $400 million. Jobs returned to Apple as a part-time consultant to the chief executive officer (CEO).
  • In 1998 Jobs announced the release of the iMac.
  • The iBook was unveiled in July 1999.
  • In January 2000 Jobs unveiled Apple's new Internet strategy. It included a group of Macintosh-only Internet-based applications. Jobs also announced that he was becoming the permanent CEO of Apple.
  • Notable work after join again; iTunes, iPod, iPod, iPad.
  • He died of respiratory arrest related to the tumor at age 56 on October 5, 2011.

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