Steve Jobs was adopted by Paul Jobs and Clara Jobs in 1955. Paul was as a mechanic and a carpenter while Clara worked as accountant. After high school graduation in 1972 Steve enrolled in Reed college which was too expensive. Much of his parents savings where spend on his education.
He said that this didn’t made any sense and dropped out just after 6 months. Next 18 months were spent dropping in on classes that interested him.
“The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.”
In 1974 Jobs visited India in search of spiritual enlightenment. Staying for 7 months he returned back.
Wozniak who was Steve’s friend was a computer and electronics whiz kid. He single handedly created apple1 computer. Jobs saw his work and suggested they could sell it. To generate initial capital Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen micro-bus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator. And thus they start building apple1 in Steve’s garage. They then got some space at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City with help from Dan Kottke to show their product apple1 in 1976
It was a huge success. Just after that in Jan 1977 Former Intel executive turned business angel Mike Markkula invests in Apple and hires former colleague Mike Scott as CEO as a result Woz leave’s his current HP job and joins Apple full time.
In 1978 Apple II became the first mass-market personal computer, with high turnover. Thus Apple became a symbol of the PC revolution.
In 1980 Apple launches the Apple III, which will proved a great flop. In same year apple goes public which makes Steve Jobs worth $200 millions. In Jan 1983 Lisa computers is released which again proved to be disastrous. Just a year later in 1984 the biggest project held by apple which was Macintosh is released with great enthusiasm at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting.
PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple’s CEO. Steve said to John Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”. This is what made Sculley to leave PepsiCo.
But this CEO latter Stripped of all power and control from Steve Jobs in 1985.Thus Steve resigned as chairman and sold all his shares. He got fired from his OWN company.
After resigning from apple he starts NeXT Inc with $7 million and In 1986, Jobs bought The Graphics Group which was later renamed Pixar from Lucas film’s computer graphics division for $10 million.
At SIGGRAPH, Pixar released its new film Tin Toy which won 1988’s Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
In feb 1995 Steve started focusing more on Pixar as Toy Story was due on released. He becomes President & CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. One week after Toy Story is released, Pixar goes public. Steve Jobs’s worth rises to $1.5 billion.
In dec 1996 apple was looking for computer Operating System and at last brought NeXT for $427 million which brought Steve Jobs again in board of Directories and eventually as a permanent CEO in 2000
Over the next decade apple innovated many great products like iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes and Steve jobs would just become synonymous with revolution.
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