The Maker of Apple
My name is is Mobeen Raja. My English teacher told our class to a website about a person. I chose Steve Jobs because he revolutionized technology
Steve Jobs was born on February 24 1955 in California. His real parents were Joanne Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali. His dad was a Syrian Politician and his mom was a speech therapist. When Jobs was an infant, he was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. His real sister is Mona Simpson. His step-mom was an accountant and his step-dad was a coast guard veteran. When Jobs was young, he and his dad would tinker with electronics. Jobs was also a prankster at school, so his 4th grade teacher had to bribe him to study. Jobs was very smart, but when the administrators asked him to skip to high school, his parents declined.
Later on, Jobs was enrolled at Reed College in Portland. He didn't pay attention, so he dropped out after 6 months. He spent the 18 months after in creative schools. Jobs became a video game designer with Atari in 1974. Later on, he left Atari to go to India for spiritual guidance. He came back, and then he and Wozniak created the Apple 1. They made it in Jobs Garage, getting money by selling a scientific calculator and Volkswagen bus. Wozniak was in charge of making the computers and Jobs sold them for $666.66 each.
Later on, Apple went downhill with design flaws. A lot of people had issued disappointments. But, Apple had released the Macintosh. But it was still not good enough as the IBM PC. Since Jobs did not have a good position, he left in 1985. He made a new company called NeXT. Later on, he purchased Pixar from George Lucas.
Apple bought "Next" in 1996 for $429 million. The next year, Jobs went back to apple and became CEO. Jobs had a whole new and better team to work with. The iMac is one of the products that help put Apple back on track.
Jobs discovered he had neuroendocrine tumor in 2003. He postponed surgery for 9 months. In 2004 he had surgery and was successful. His neuroendocrine tumor was gone.
Apple had made iPods, iPads, iPhones, and MacBook Airs, which meant that other competitors tried to compete. In 2008, iTunes was one of the best retailers in America.
Jobs had a daughter when he was 23. In the 1990’s he got married to Laurene Powell. He died on October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto. His age was 56.
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