Apple ‘visionary’ dies aged 56

Life of Steve Jobs

  • Born in San Francisco in Feb 1955 to university students Joanne Schieble and Syrian-born Abdulfattah Jandali
  • Adopted as a baby by a Californian working class couple
  • Had a summer job at Hewlett-Packard while at school – later worked at Atari
  • Dropped out of college after six months and went travelling in India, where he became a Buddhist
  • Launched Apple with school friend Steve Wozniak in 1976 and the first Apple computer the same year
  • Left Apple amid disputes in 1985 but returned in 1996 and became CEO in 1997
  • Bought Pixar animation company in 1986 for $10m
  • Married in a Buddhist ceremony in 1991 – has three children with his wife and a daughter from a previous relationship
  • Had a personal wealth estimated at $8.3bn (£5.4bn) in 2010
  • Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, and after three periods of sickness leave, resigns as Apple CEO in August 2011

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