Few surprising Facts about Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs with his new Computer in 1977 Steve Jobs,  the rare breed genius, has always been in limelight. People love him, revere him, admire him, adore him, the list is endless. He is truly regarded as the Father of Modern Computer.

Here we present some of the less known facts about him.

He was the first to imagine and see the commercial viability of GUI based computers ( presently used used in Microsoft Windows.)

His salary was only 1 (One) US Dollars per annum

He was born to an Arab Father, but was later adopted by an American Couple.


He attended only one semester of his college Reed College in 1972

After his college dropout, he used to sleep on the floor in friends’ rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple.

He once took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.
Young Steve Jobs
He was Buddhist by religion. He came to India in 1974 and went back being a Buddhist with shaved head and wearing traditional Indian Clothing.During this time, Jobs experimented with psychedelics and called it as one of the two or three most important things done in his life. He has said that people around him who did not share his counter-cultural roots could not fully relate to his thinking.

He came India  to meet Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram. However,  when he  arrived he learnt that Baba had  died.

He was fired from the very same company(Apple) he founded and after 10 years he made his legendary comeback.

He has 338 US Patents on his name.This included devices from Personal computer to User interfaces (including touch-based), speakers, keyboards, power adapters, staircases, clasps, sleeves, lanyards and packages.

He holds more share in Disney compared to  the founders of Disney

After his resignation as Apple’s CEO, Jobs was characterized as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of his time.

He was not very Philanthropic. After re-becoming CEO of Apple in 1997, Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs.

In 1982 he bought a house in politically reputed area in New York.He spent millions in renovating it but never moved in.

He lived in mansion for 10 years which reportedly remained in almost unfurnished state.

He kept an old BMW motorcycle in the living room, and let Bill Clinton use it in 1998

His car Mercedes SL 55 AMG does not display its license plates.

When Time named the Computer as the 1982 “Machine of the Year”, it published a long profile of him as “The most famous maestro of the Micro”

In 2008 , Bloomberg mistakenly published a 2500-word obituary of Steve Jobs.The news spread virally on the internet and was reported by several blogs and news channels. This was however rectified later.

Our Team would like to   call him the Father of Modern Computer