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Birth name Steven Paul Jobs
Birthplace San Francisco
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Birth date 24 February 1955
Lived in San Francisco, Mountain View, Palo Alto
Resides in Palo Alto
Death place Palo Alto
Death date 2011/10/05
Death year 2011
Education Reed College (dropped out)
Positions Chairman and CEO, Apple Inc.
Religion Zen Buddhism (previously Lutherian)
Ethnicities Syrian, German, Armenian (by adoption)
Major works Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple Inc.
Spouses Laurene Powell
Children Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Reed Jobs, Erin Jobs, Eve Jobs
Relatives Mona Simpson

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955) is the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955 to two university students, Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian-born Abdulfattah "John" Jandali (Arabic: عبدالفتاح جندلي‎), who were both unmarried at the time. Jandali, who was teaching in Wisconsin when Steve was born, said he had no choice but to put the baby up for adoption because his girlfriend's family objected to their relationship.

The baby was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs (1922–1993) and Clara Jobs (1924–1986), an Armenian-American whose maiden name was Hagopian. According to Steve Jobs's commencement address at Stanford, Schieble wanted Jobs to be adopted only by a college-graduate couple. Schieble learned that Clara Jobs didn't graduate from college and Paul Jobs only attended high school, but signed final adoption papers after they promised her that the child would definitely be encouraged and supported to attend college. Later, when asked about his "adoptive parents," Jobs replied emphatically that Paul and Clara Jobs "were my parents." He stated in his authorized biography that they "were my parents 1,000%." Unknown to him, his biological parents would subsequently marry (December 1955), have a second child Mona Simpson in 1957, and divorce in 1962.

The Jobs family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Steve was five years old. The parents later adopted a daughter, Patti. Paul was a machinist for a company that made lasers, and taught his son rudimentary electronics and how to work with his hands. The father showed Steve how to work on electronics in the family garage, demonstrating to his son how to take apart and rebuild electronics such as radios and televisions. As a result, Steve became interested in and developed a hobby of technical tinkering.

Clara was an accountant who taught him to read before he went to school. Clara Jobs had been a payroll clerk for Varian Associates, one of the first high-tech firms in what became known as Silicon Valley.

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