Steve Jobs was born without a name.
Young Steven was born of Abdulfattah Jandali, who was a Syrian Political Science Professor and Joanne Schieble who was a speech therapist. The couple placed their nameless baby up for adoption where eventually he was adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara Jobs. Paul and Clara named their new child Steven Paul Jobs.
Steven’s new family lived in Silicon valley, Clara was an accountant and Paul was a Coast Guard Veteran and machinist. In his younger years Paul taught Steve to dismantle and rebuild electronic devices. This experience helped Steven to gain confidence and mechanical prowess.
Steve Jobs was always an innovative thinker but had trouble with focus when it came to studying. He did however test extremely well and his teachers suggested that he skip grades and be moved to high school. his parents declined this offer.
Steve Jobs Meets Steve Wozniak
Steve Jobs enrolled at Homestead High School in 1971 where he met his future partner Steve Wozniak. At the time Wozniak was attending the University of Michigan. In 2007 Wozniak spoke of the budding friendship with ABC News :
“We both loved electronics and the way we used to hook up digital chips,” Wozniak said. “Very few people, especially back then had any idea what chips were, how they worked and what they could do. I had designed many computers so I was way ahead of him in electronics and computer design, but we still had common interests. We both had pretty much sort of an independent attitude about things in the world. …”
Once he finished high school, Steve Jobs enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Jobs however felt lacking in direction and dropped out in less than a year. For the next year and a half he only enrolled in creative classes.
When 1974 came around Steve Jobs took a job with Atari as a game designer. He ended up leaving Atari for a spiritual journey through India.On his spiritual journey he traveled the continent and experimented with psychedelic drugs.
Steve later went on to found Apple Computers, named the most valuable company in the world.
facts courtesy of Steve Jobs Biography
We all know who Steve Jobs turned out to be, but not everyone knows where he started.