Steve Jobs : An Innovative Thinker

932 WordsNov 4, 20154 Pages
Steve Jobs was born on February 24th in 1955 from two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Paul and Clara Jobs, a lower middle class couple, adopted him. They lived in Mountain valley, California which later became Silicon Valley. Since he grew up in a neighbourhood of engineers, that influenced him from a young age to get into technology. Steve was very intelligent and was an innovative thinker in his youth.He was a prankster at school because of boredom. His fourth grade teacher had to bribe him to study. Steve did so well, that administrators tried to convince his parents to skip him to highschool (which they declined). When Steve jobs went to highschool, he met Steve Wozniak. Although Steve Wozniak was 18 and Steve Jobs was 13, they clicked quickly because of their interest in computers. Steve Jobs enrolled at Reeds College, an expensive and prestigious liberal arts college. Because of money and lack of direction, he dropped out after 6 months but stayed there taking creative classes for 18 months. He slept on the floor of friends dorm rooms and picked coke cans to get a little money for food. In 1974 , he worked a few months at Atari. Steve Jobs started apple computers at 21 in 1976 with Steve Wozniak in his parent’s garage. The computer was revolutionary because it was smaller, cheaper and anyone could use it. This was unheard of at the time. He sold the computer called Apple 1 for $666 earning Apple $774,000. The Apple II(sold
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