Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 and was an entrepreneur and business tycoon in the American computer sector, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. and largest individual shareholder of The Walt Disney Company.
He was one of the most important figures in the computer and digital entertainment industry, and a strong inspiration for an entire generation.
The story of how he founded Apple in 1976 together with a teenage friend, Steve Wozniak, with the help of Jobs’s former partner at Atari, Ronald Wayne, in the garage of his house, is history and from there his career was on the rise.
In October 2003 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and in mid-2004 he announced to his employees that his illness and delegated his activities to Timothy Cook to undergo unconventional treatment.
The tycoon who declared himself a Buddhist and a vegetarian, resisted for 9 months to follow the indications to carry out a usual intervention in conventional medicine and instead devoted himself to following a strict diet, acupuncture, medicinal herbs and other treatments that he found on the internet at an attempt to end the disease.
Until July 2004, when he underwent surgery, as recommended by doctors specializing in this type of cancer, however, he was influenced by a doctor who applied enemas, fasting and other pseudoscientific treatments in his clinic and did not undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy. .
In 2009 he underwent a liver transplant, but two years later he died on October 5, 2011 as a result of respiratory arrest derived from pancreatic cancer metastases that were discovered in 2004. He was 56 years old.
To remember him on the day he would have turned 67, we leave you some curious facts about his life.
1- Jobs was born in San Francisco (California) in 1955, the product of the relationship between Abdulfattah Jandali, a Muslim Syrian immigrant, later a doctorate in political science, and Joanne Carole Schieble, an American of Swiss and German descent, who gave him up for adoption to a middle-class couple, Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian, of Armenian origin. The biological parents made it a condition that the child should be given to an educated family with a university degree.
2- The couple who adopted him almost lost him by lying saying that they were graduates when the mother had not yet finished high school. Promising that they would guide him until Jobs got to college, they were granted guardianship; however, they would not keep their promise.
3- He was dyslexic and quite problematic at school, he only studied one semester at university, when he undertook a spiritual journey to India, from there he adopted his fidelity to the Buddhist religion.
4-It was frugivorous; He did not consume any type of animal food. In fact, it is believed that Apple got its name in part because apples were its favorite fruit.
5-During the first Apple board of directors, each of the workers was given a card with their name and employee number; Steve Wozniak was given the 1 and Jobs was given the 2, he did not rest until he had the number zero 0.
6-Ironically, in 1985 he was fired from Apple Computer due to problems with the management leadership, in 1997 he returned to be CEO of the company.
7-His salary at Apple was only one dollar and his annual income as a Disney shareholder exceeded 48 million dollars.
8-He denied his paternity of his first child, arguing that he was sterile. However, in 1991 he recognized her. The project where the Apple III was conceived was called “Project Lisa”, in honor of her daughter. She subsequently had 3 children from her marriage to Laurene Powell.
9-I did not donate to charity. When Steve Jobs became the CEO of Apple, he ended all philanthropy programs.
10-When Jobs created Breakout for Atari, he said he would share half with Steve Wozniak. Atari gave Jobs $5,000 and Jobs told Jobs that Atari only gave him $700, so he gave Wozniak $350.