Everyone has come to know Steve Jobs through his immensely successful Apple Inc., here is a list of things about the life of this controversial yet lovable visionary tech genius you probably didn’t know !
1. Steve Jobs was Dyslexic !!
Yes, you heard that right ! Jobs suffered at school where he was frustrated due to his major learning disability, but it did not stop him from becoming the CEO of one of World’s most innovative corporation.
2. He was adopted early after his birth
Steve Jobs was born to an unmarried couple in the mid 1950’s. Apparently his parents did not want to put him for adoption but did so as his mother’s parents would not have allowed her to marry a Syrian Muslim.
3. He Was a Dropout from Stanford University
Steve Jobs got bored at college and did not want to attend the classes the course had to offer, instead attended only the classes he wanted to. Also he did not want to spend his parents hard earned money on something not worthwhile so he dropped out of Stanford after first 6 months.
4. He Was Half Arabic
Steve Job’s biological father Abdulfatah “John” Jandali Eastern Muslim who met his mother during pursuing his PhD in the University of Wisconsin. He unknowingly met his biological father multiple times; which his father boasted about his connection to famous CEO son.
5. He Struggled To Meet His Expenses At College
While still out of the college, unofficially attending classes he used to sleep on his friend’s dorm room floors, returned coke bottles for a few cents and would go to Hare Krishna Temple in the state for free meals.
6. Job Was Pushed Out of His Company in 1985
Steve Jobs was asked to leave the company ( Apple Inc. ) by the board of directors at the age of 30, he stepped out of the company fuming in anger. Later he addressed this experience as a blessing in disguise as it gave him a chance to experiment creatively even buying the animation studio the modern day Pixar.
7. He Started His Own Company : Next Computers and later rejoined Apple in 1997
Steve Jobs started his own company after being fired from Apple, manufacturing both Hardware and Computer software, its hardware failed to click with the Audience but the OS software was a major success. In the later years our technology tycoon was back as the CEO of Apple to turn things around for them as the company struggled with major setbacks in his absence.
8. Job Was the Executive Producer For The Immensely Successful Toy Story (1995)
Steve Jobs co-founded Pixar animation studio, with its first release Toy Story strucking gold at the box office which made a good fortune for the Studio. Interestingly Job personally sat on the story of the film and even made a few changes (Woody earlier a bad character was re-written to play the heroic form as we know him) on the advice of Steve.
9. Steve Jobs Was Not Very Happy About Google’s OS Gaining Popularity
He made a very bold statement saying ” I am going to destroy android, because it’s a stolen product. ” expressing his anger that he would go lengths spending every penny in his bank to make the wrong right.
10. Steve Jobs Advised Mark Zuckerburg To Visit India
During Narendra Modi’s Visit to Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg told the media that he was once told by Steve Jobs to visit a temple in India referring to an Ashram in Uttrakhand (Kainchi Dham Ashram) which Jobs himself visited in the 70’s when he came here to explore India and seek divine inspiration.
So these were a few things we thought you’d not have known about this legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs which we shared.If you want to share some more facts , just let us know in the comments section below !