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300 word essay on Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco, California. His biological parents gave him up for adoption when he was very little. Soon later a working class couple Paul and Clara Jobs took Steve and he then grew up in Mountain View, California. Steve jobs was an American inventor, designer, and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, CEO, and chairman of Apple Company. When he was younger he was so smart that the teachers wanted to skip him to high school, but his parents declined. After high school Steve went to college but lost sense of direction so he dropped out and was working on creative classes at school. Being in love with calligraphy Steve also loved typography. Steve had done video game programming with his partner Atari. He left the company to find spiritual enlightenment in India by experimenting with  psychedelic drugs. Back when Jobs was enrolled at Homestead High School, he was introduced to his future partner and co-founder of Apple Computer, Wozniak, who was attending the University of California, Berkeley. Jobs and Wozniak had created smaller machines for people to use and for smaller prices. Wozniak created a series of user-friendly personal computers, and with Jobs in charge of marketing Apple initially marketed the computers for $666.66 each. Three years after the release of Apple’s second model, the Apple II, the company’s sales increased by 700 percent to $139 million. Sculley believed Jobs was hurting Apple, and the company’s executives began to phase him out. Not actually having an official title with the company, Jobs was pushed into a more marginalized position and then left Apple in 1985. After leaving Apple in 1985, Jobs began a new hardware and software enterprise called NeXT, Inc. The company floundered in its attempts to sell its specialized operating system to mainstream America, and Apple eventually bought the company in 1996 for $429 million. In 1997, Jobs returned to his post as Apple’s CEO. Just as Jobs instigated Apple’s success in the 1970s, he is credited with revitalizing the company in the 1990s. Apple has also been ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s list of “America’s Most Admired Companies,” as well as No. 1 among Fortune 500 companies for returns to shareholders. Jobs had also bought the Pixar’s company for $50 million of his own money. The studio later produced popular movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and etc. and was netted $4 Billion. However if Jobs had not sold his Apple shares in 1985, when he left the company he founded and helmed for over a decade, his net worth would have been a staggering $36 billion. Jobs died in Palo Alto on October 5, 2011, after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade. He was 56 years old. Sister Mona Simpson wrote that just before dying, Jobs looked for a long time at his sister, Patty, then his wife and children, then past them, and said his last words: “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.” This is how Steve Jobs succeeded in his business and how far he went with it.


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