Friday, February 24, 2012

Top 10 Facts About Steve Jobs

1.Assyrian by Blood

According to his biological parents Steve Jobs is an Assyrian. His Father was a Muslim Assyrian which also leads to the point that Jobs’ had a Muslim blood. Jobs was born to an Arab father, Abdulfattah Jandali and an unmarried American graduate student Joanne Simpson who later became a political science professor. He was later adopted by a middle-class couple, Clara and Paul Jobs, and grew up in California. As an adult, Steve learned that he had a biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson, who had lived in his home state all along.

2. Dyslexia

Steve Jobs was dyslexic. It is a learning disability but people having this illness are said to have great and the most innovative minds. in case you don’t know, Albert Einstein was also dyslexic.He was a known genius in history but had dyslexia too. It could even be attributed that it is not a learning disability but over intellectual ability because of the many discoveries and creation, that he had done that made Apple famous and undisputed.

3. Homeless

I didn’t have a dorm room,” he said in a commencement address given at Stanford in 2005, “so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned Coke bottles for the 5-cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.

4, Steve Jobs Personally Holds Over 300 Patents

According to the New York Times, it’s actually 313 patents. But what is more telling is the amount that some of his billionaire tech peers have: 9 for Bill Gates and about a dozen for Sergei Brin and Larry Page. Most of Jobs’ patents are tech-related, but the Apple founder even holds a patent for a glass staircase.

5. Steve First Job

His first job was as a video game designer at Atari, a position he took only in order to save money to travel to India for a spiritual retreat. He finally took the journey in 1974 with a friend from college. Rumour has it that he returned to the U.S. wearing traditional Indian clothing and with a shaved head. In any case, Jobs became a Buddhist.

6. College Drop Out

Who would ever think that this business magnate and an icon of Apple was not able to finish his college degree. He just went one semester at Reed College and nothing followed after he dropped out.In 1972, he graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California and enrolled in Reed College in Oregon. One semester later he dropped out. He can be joined in this league by tycoons like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Azim Premji (Wipro), John D. Rockefeller many more.

7. Disney’s largest shareholder

He became Disney’s largest shareholder when the company bought Pixar in 2006. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios, the most successful animation studio in the world. Pixar is now owned by The Walt Disney Company. He was also on the board of Disney.

8. 1$ Annual Salary

Although, he was a self-made billionaire, he was only receiving $1 annual salary from Apple. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the realities that you have to know. In fact, he earns more from Disney through his share that he invested on it.However, he owned some 5.5 million shares in the company, which are worth some $1.8 billion at the current price of around $333 a share, a rise of more than 50 per cent on the year. His annual income from Disney shares was $48 million.

9. Calligraphy Was His First Love

Instead of gadgets, Jobs’ first love was actually calligraphy. Maybe Macintosh typefaces came from the same source of interest.

10. He and Steve Wozniak originally sold blue boxes

The duo reportedly built so-called “blue boxes” that could trick phones into allowing users to make free calls to anywhere in the world. They reportedly raised a total of $6,000.