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Steve Jobs Net Worth

Steve Jobs Net Worth is
$10.2 Billion

Steve Jobs Biography

Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955, in San Francisco, California USA to Syrian-born Abdulfattah “John” Jandali and Swiss-American Carole Schieble, and is known worldwide as the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. He was a man of genius and one of the most productive inventors who developed a number of technological devices. He created personal computers, iPod, iPhone, iPad and other gadgets now used all around the world.

So just how rich was Steve Jobs? It is no surprise that Jobs was one of the richest people in the world during the early 21st century, with a net worth estimated to have reached $11 billion, accumulated largely during his career at Apple Computers.

Steve Jobs Net Worth $11 Billion

Steve Jobs was adopted at birth by parents Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs, because his mother’s family objected to the relationship with Steve’s father. Later Jobs stated that he considered the Jobs to be his real parents 100%. His mother taught him to read before school, and Steve’s father taught him to work with electronics, and as a result, Jobs became interested in technology.  Steve Jobs attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, where he became friends with Bill Fernandez and Steve Wozniak, who were also interested in electronics. In 1969 Fernandez and Wozniak started building a computer board called “The Cream Soda Computer”, which they showed to Steve Jobs, who found the idea fascinating. Later Steve Jobs entered Reed College in Portland, however Steve’s parents had to pay for his studies, so after one semester Steve dropped out, began attending creative classes and taking courses on calligraphy. His interest in calligraphy can be seen in Apple products.

How did Steve Jobs become rich? In 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first personal computer in Jobs’ garage. In 1977 Jobs and Wozniak created the Apple II, and in 1980 Apple Computer became one of the leading computer companies.This was a very significant start to Steve Jobs’ net worth.

However, Steve Jobs left Apple after a power struggle in 1985,  and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets, and then in 1986, he bought the the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm from George Lucas for less than $10 million, creating Pixar, which in turn became a significant success, and increasing Steve Jobs’ net worth  considerably.

Meantime Apple was struggling, and in 1996 after failing to produce its operating system the company turned to NeXT, and its platform formed the basis for the Mac OS X. Steve Jobs returned to Apple as an advisor, and took control of the company as an interim CEO. Jobs effectively brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability in just two years, which also helped grow his net worth.

Concurrently, Steve Jobs became a member of the board of directors in the Walt Disney Company, when Disney purchased Pixar for approximately $7 billion dollars, which deal brought Steve Jobs the biggest part of his $11 billion net worth. (In 1985 he had sold his Apple shares, which if he had retained them would have given him a net worth of around $36 billion.)

During the rest of his life, Steve Jobs made significant contributions to the on-going development of computers, mobile- and smart-phones, and to the organisation of Apple, such that the company became one of the biggest in the technology industry world-wide. In 2007, Fortune magazine named Steve the most powerful person in business, as he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

In his personal life, Steve Jobs married  Laurene Powell-Jobs in 1990. Being one of the richest people in the world, Steve Jobs was not a big spender in comparison with other wealthy people. For instance, he enjoyed being in nature more than in luxurious hotels. On the other hand, his lifestyle was far from being ordinary. Jobs owned valuable real estate in California, a yacht and a private jet. He drove a 2008 Mercedes SL 55 AMG and a 1996 R60/2 BMW motorcycle.

Unfortunately, Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011 at his home in Palo Alto.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameSteve Jobs
Net Worth$10.2 Billion
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1955, San Francisco, California, United States)
DiedOctober 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States
Place Of BirthSan Francisco
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Businessperson, Inventor, Designer
EducationReed College (1972–1974)
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLaurene Powell (m. 1991–2011)
ChildrenLisa Brennan-Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, Eve Jobs, Reed Jobs
ParentsAbdulfattah John Jandali, Joanne Carole Schieble, Paul Jobs, Clara Jobs
SiblingsMona Simpson, Patricia Ann Jobs, Mona Simpson, Patricia Ann Jobs
NicknamesSteven Paul Jobs , Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Grammy Trustees Award, PGA Vanguard Award, Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under, Bravo Otto - Social Media Star
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, AACTA International Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress, AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Editing, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Empire Award for Best Actor, Empire Awards for Best Screenplay, MTV Movie Award for Best True Story


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He followed a strict Vegan diet and often ate only one or two kinds of fruits such as Apples or pears for weeks at a time.
2He didn't use deodorant or shower regularly.
3Often insisted on using marketing language that was intentionally grammatically incorrect. For example, he usually referred to Apple products without the definite article "the" to emphasis uniqueness. Another example was Apple's slogan in the late 1990s "Think different", in which he stated that "different" was meant to be a noun and sound colloquial.
4CEO of Pixar Animation Studios [1986]
5CEO of Apple Computer Inc. [1997]
6As a youth he lived at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos (CA), where he started his Apple company in the attached family garage with pal Steve Wozniak.
7Always counted Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, as one of his all-time entrepreneurial heroes. He based many of his own Apple product presentational styles on Land's.
8The black-and-white headshot of Jobs that appeared on the jacket of his biographer Walter Isaacson's book "Steve Jobs" (2011) was taken by Scottish celebrity photographer Albert Watson.
9Was friends with President Bill Clinton, and allowed him to stay at his California mansion whenever Clinton visited his daughter Chelsea Clinton, then a student at Stanford University. Clinton in turn hosted Jobs as a guest of the Lincoln Bedroom.
10Posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustees Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012. The Trustees Award is awarded to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".
11Had intended to volunteer his service in designing the ad campaign for Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
12Made the cover of TIME magazine 8 times: February 1982, August 1997, October 1999, January 2002, October 2005, April 2007 (group shot), April 2010, October 2011 (special issue).
13Biological son of immigrants to the U.S., Syrian Abdul Fattah Jandali and German-Swiss Joanne Carol Schieble. He was placed for adoption at a very early age, where he was adopted by an Armenian-American couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, who raised him. As a result of his upbringing, Jobs was fluent in the Armenian language.
14Gave the commencement address to the graduating class of at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
15Has a child from a relationship he had when he was 23 with a woman whom he didn't marry. The daughter was named Lisa N. Brennan Jobs, born on 17 May 1978.
16Merited the #2 position in "The Vanity Fair 100" magazine's 16th annual ranking of the most influential people of the Information Age. [2010]
17(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" ("Thinkers" category) with an homage contributed by Jeff Koons.
18Received a liver transplant in April 2009.
19Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Executives Branch) in 2005.
20Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #3 in 2005 and #1 in 2004.
21In Forbes Magazine's listing of the 400 Richest Americans in 2005, Steve Jobs came in at number 67 with a total worth of $3.3 Billion.
22Ranked #3 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #1 in 2004.
23Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. Had ranked #23 in 2003.
24Was portrayed by Noah Wyle in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999).
25He was a pescetarian, one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.
26July 2004: he had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas
27Graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, in 1972.
28Ranked #23 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with Pixar partner John Lasseter. They had ranked #31 in 2002.
29Adopted from infancy by Mountain View, California, couple, Paul and Clara Jobs. He was machinist for a laser manufacturer; she was an accountant.
30Attended Reed College (Portland, Oregon), but dropped out after one semester.
31Has a daughter, Lisa, from a previous relationship. She is the namesake of Apple's computer, the Lisa.
32Purchased the computer graphics division of LucasFilm from George Lucas. This was later renamed Pixar.
33CEO of Pixar Animation Studios - the creators of Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Finding Nemo (2003) - as well as various shorts, including Oscar-winning Tin Toy (1988), Geri's Game (1997), and For the Birds (2000).
34When Apple Computer appointed its first Board of Directors, the Board insisted that all employees wear name badges with a number indicating the order in which they were hired. They assigned Steve Wozniak, who did all the engineering of the highly successful Apple II computer, the title Employee No. 1. Steve Jobs was officially Employee No. 2. Jobs protested but the Board refused to change the badge assignments. Jobs offered a compromise: He would be Employee No. 0, since 0 comes before 1 on the mathematical model known as a number line. (Source: "Accidental Empires" by Robert X. Cringely).
35(Biological) brother of Mona Simpson.
36Officially dropped the word "interim" from his title at Apple Computer sometime in the autumn of 1999.
37Co-founded Apple Computer Inc. in 1977 with Steve Wozniak. Was later ousted and then brought back as interim CEO in 1997. His new reign has been controversial: bringing Apple back to profitability (and visibility), yet disappointing many for discontinuing the Newton MessagePad hand-held device.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Black turtleneck sweatshirt and blue jeans - he owned over a hundred


Quotes

#Quote
1[on the difference between billionaires and regular people] Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
2[about how he and partner Steve Wozniak tried to get major computer companies interested in their personal computer, which turned out to be the Apple] So we went to Atari and said, "Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you". And they said, "No". So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, "Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet".
3It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
4All the work I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50.
5I'm going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
6You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don't know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love.
7The unions are the worst thing that happened to education because it's not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what happened. The teachers can't teach, and administrators run the place, and nobody can be fired. It's terrible.
8I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.
9In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
10Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
11My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
12Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
13[May 1998, interview in "Business Week" magazine] That's been one of my mantras--focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
14[1993] I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time.
15Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
16[1998] A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
17[2003] There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television--but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.
18[1985] I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and then the thread of Apple weave in and out, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back.
19[February 1985, interview in "Playboy" magazine] I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium gave it a five-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe we'd actually finished it. Everyone started crying.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Vanguard AwardPGA AwardsEd Catmull

John Lasseter

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoInternet-Star


Filmography

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakout1976Video Game game designer: Atari 2600 port / hardware engineer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toy Story1995executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Jennifer2013the producers wish to thank
Big Sur2013the producers wish to warmly thank
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Brave2012dedicated with love and gratitude to
John Carter2012dedicated to the memory of
The Unemployment of Danny London2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Nightmare?2011Short very special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Cars 22011special thanks
Toy Story 32010special thanks
Up2009special thanks
WALL·E2008special thanks
The Louise Log2008TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
Fog City Mavericks2007Documentary special thanks
Mater and the Ghostlight2006Video short special thanks
Lifted2006Short special thanks
One Man Band2005Short special thanks
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks
Boundin'2003Short special thanks
For the Birds2000Short very special thanks
Geri's Game1997Short very special thanks
Knick Knack1989Short very special thanks
Tin Toy1988Short very very special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview2012DocumentaryHimself
Thinking Differently2011Video shortHimself - 1984 AD
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
TEDTalks2011TV SeriesHimself
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Co Founder - Pixar
The Pixar Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself (co-founder, Apple Computer)
Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (co-founder, Apple Computer)
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series1988TV SeriesHimself
Entrepreneurs1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Apple Computer
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Robot2015TV SeriesHimself
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine2015DocumentaryHimself
Mobilize2014Documentary
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur2013DocumentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Consciously Genius2012Steve Jobs
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Hangurî de are oroka de are: Sutîbu Jobuzu no kodomotachi2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Way Steve Jobs Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
NHK supesharu2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Sekai o kaeta otoko: Sutîbu Jobuzu2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Putin, Russia and the West2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2011TV SeriesHimself - 2011's Most Fascinating Person
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Steve Jobs")
Kurôzu appu gendai2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Apple Co-Founder
Bloomberg Game Changers2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Co-Founder, Apple Computer Inc.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Gacchiri Monday2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to Macintosh2008DocumentaryHimself
Zapp2007TV SeriesHimself
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Computer Chronicles1998TV SeriesHimself - Apple Computer
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