Jobs, Steven Paul

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Jobs, with Stephen Wozniac, co-founded Apple Computers, after developing their first machine in a garage. Jobs' company was also the brains behind the first computer-animated film Toy Story.

He was orphaned as a baby and adopted.

He showed remarkable electronics aptitude early in life and attended lectures at Hewlett-Packard, where he also had a summer job and met Wozniac. He went to Reed College in Portland, Oregon (class of 1976), but dropped out after one term, although he continued to attend classes for a year, also experimenting with drugs and eastern religions.


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20th Century
21st Century
Business and Industry
Engineering, Technology, Aviation, Inventions
Science, Parascience
Self-made Men and Women
Formal, American/European-Type Adoption
Birth or Infancy
Orphaned (Both Parents)
Others ("Strangers")
Parent(s) Died, Disappeared or Became Incapacitated
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