Steven Paul Jobs Co-founder of Apple was an American inventor born in San Francisco son of Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. Then adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs. At a young age, jobs was very smart and was often bored in school. Due to his boredom, he turned into a prankster in school. Later in life when he entered college he dropped out after only 6 months. Shortly after finding employment at an animation studio later leaving after a short period. Later with his colleague in a garage, they came up with their first computer.
That’s where it all began. Jobs was born to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. Shortly after his birth parents put him up for adoption. Shortly after he was placed for adoption he was quickly adopted by father jandali Syrian political science professor, and his mother, Schieble a speech therapist.
It wasn’t until later in life he found out about his biological parents. At a young age, jobs was very bright and very intelligent. He often found himself bored in the classroom. He turned to pranks in the classroom. His fourth-grade teacher had to bribe jobs just to get him to study. Jobs tested very well in school. At on point, the administrators from his school wanted to skip him ahead to high school.
His parents knowing how bright he was, didn’t go through with it and declined. After grade school, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After only six short months of attending classes, he dropped out. After dropping out he didn’t leave completely. He stayed for 18 months dropping in some creative classes that interested him. After he attended a class of calligraphy he developed a love for typography. When jobs turned 21 he and his colleague that he earlier met in high school started their own company.
They funded their own company by jobs selling his VW bus and colleague selling his calculator. Their goal to create technology that was smaller cheaper and more available to the people. The company mainly ran by jobs were ready to take their first computer to the market. Their first computer sold for 666.66 each making the company about 774,000 dollars. After 3 years they come out with their second generation Apple II which had increased their sales by 700 percent bringing in about 139 million dollars. In 1980, Apple became a publicly traded company. At the end of its first day on the market, it had ended with a value of $1.
2 billion. Jobs looked to John Sculley of Pepsi-Cola to take over the role of CEO for Apple.The next several products from Apple suffered significant design flaws. Resulting in recalls and widespread consumer disappointment. IBM had suddenly surpassed Apple in sales.
Apple had to compete with an IBM/PC-dominated business world.After the release of the first Macintosh, things looked started to look good. Even with all improved details it was still not beating competitors. Shortly after the release the company that jobs had co-founded had phased away from him. Jobs left his own company and after purchasing an animation company from George Lucas known as Pixar animation studios. He invested 50 million dollars of his own money to the company. Which later proved success by producing wildly popular movies.
In 2003, Jobs discovered that he had a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare but operable form of pancreatic cancer. Instead of going through surgery immediately, Jobs simply chose to alter his diet while weighing Eastern treatment options. For nine months, Jobs postponed surgery, making Apple’s board of directors nervous. Executives feared that shareholders would pull their stock if word got out that their CEO was ill.He continued to serve as master of ceremonies, which included the unveiling of the iPad, throughout much of 2010. In January 2011, Steve jobs had left on medical leave due to his sickness. In August, he resigned as CEO of Apple, leaving Cook as new CEO, and in October he passed away.