Steve Jobs the Genius.
Steve Jobs the Innovator.
Steve Jobs the Philanthropist.
Without a doubt, there is so much about the man.
Steven Paul Jobs, the Apple chairman, and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died at the age of 56.
He was said, “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me”.
And that’s what his whole life was about- doing wonderful things.
Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 from pancreatic cancer. He had fought cancer for several years since first being diagnosed in 2003.
Here are some interesting facts about Steve Jobs:
- Steve Jobs was adopted shortly after being born.
- Jobs was a pescetarian, meaning he ate no meat except for fish.
- He was an official college dropout but continued his education by informally auditing classes.
- He had a pretty low GPA–just 2.65. Jobs admitted he never enjoyed school structure and preferred to learn in unconventional ways.
- Jobs stole from partner and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak. When the pair first created the Breakout game for Atari, they planned on splitting the pay 50-50. Although Atari gave Jobs $5,000 for the game, Jobs told Wozniak they got $700, leaving Wozniak to take home $350 while Jobs pocketed the other $4,650.
- There was actually a third founder of Apple–Ronald Wayne, who even designed Apple’s first logo. Wayne sold his 10 percent stake just two weeks after partnering with Jobs and Wozniak for only $800 (talk about regrets).
- Jobs was pushed out of his own company in 1985. Eventually, he rejoined Apple as CEO in 1997 (and revitalized the failing company).
- Jobs was infamous for being difficult and demanding. In 1993, he held a spot on Fortune‘s list of America’s Toughest Bosses.
- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak notes that Jobs never learned how to code.
- Bill Clinton once invited Jobs to spend the night sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House.
- Jobs harbored an intense dislike for PCs, and is quoted as saying to one friend, “I’d rather sell dog shit than PCs.”
- He never put license plates on his silver Mercedes (despite driving it constantly). How did he do it? California has a rule that a car owner has six months to put plates on a new car. Jobs just changed cars (to the identical model) every six months, allowing him to drive without plates.
- Jobs often parked in spots reserved for the handicapped.
- His last words on his deathbed were, “Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow,” while gazing over his family’s shoulders.
- Sunday, October 16, 2011, was declared Steve Jobs Day by the governor of California, Jerry Brown.
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