Sure we all hear about Microsoft Corporation while we see their activities in our life. And by default, we hear about Steve Jobs who is the founder of Microsoft Corporation. Here, we will cast a light on Steve Jobs life and job.
Biography of steve jobs
Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, America in 1955. He was adopted from Jobs family and consider him their son. they encourage him to do his electronic experiments in the garage. This led to a lifelong interest in electronics and design.
He went to a local school in California and later enrolled at Reed College, Portland, Oregon. He was a clever student and his grades were excellent. At Reed College, he attended a calligraphy course. .He later said this course was instrumental in Apple’s multiple typefaces and proportionally spaced fonts. he spent only one semester at Reed, then dropped out, as he was more interested in eastern philosophy, fruitarian diets, and LSD than in the classes he took.
In 1974, Jobs traveled to India in search of spiritual enlightenment. During his several months in India, he became aware of Buddhist and Eastern spiritual philosophy. his first real computer job came working for Atari computers. During his time at Atari, Jobs came to know Steve Wozniak well.
In 1975, both of Jobs, Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne set up Apple computers. Apple computers were sold from Jobs parents’ garage. After a few years, Apple computers expanded as the market for home computers began to become increasingly significant.
In the wake of Apple’s success, its investors decided it was time to go public. The IPO took place in December 1980, only four years after the company was started. Steve Jobs’s net worth increased to over $200 million, at age 25. In 1984, Jobs launched the first Macintosh(Mac). It was the first home computer to use a graphical user interface(GUI).
The biggest threat yet to Apple that IBM entered the personal computer market. After that most hopes rested on a business computer project, called the Lisa. He insisted the Lisa had a GUI and a mouse.
In 1985, he removed from his managerial duties, Jobs resigned and left Apple because of the increased friction between Jobs and other workers at Apple. Jobs launched NeXT computers that weren’t successful. After this, he couldn’t find work in a large company.
In the 1990s, NeXT software was used as a framework in WebObjects used in Apple Store and iTunes store. and In 1996, Apple bought NeXT for $429 million.
In 2007, Apple successfully entered the mobile phone market, with the iPhone. This used features of the iPod to offer a multi-functional and touchscreen device to become one of the best-selling electronic products. In 2010, he introduced the iPad that was a new style of tablet computers.
Steve Jobs said about his wealth ” I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
Jobs earned only $1million as CEO of Apple. But, share options from Apple and Disney gave him an estimated fortune of $8.3billion.