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Steve Jobs

Apple

Net Worth $ 11 Billion
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
Apple worldwide web developers conference
  • Birthday24th Feb, 55
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDeceased
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Born Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs has an estimated net worth of $11 billion. Steve Jobs was a tech-wizard and visionary who revolutionized every industry he touched in his lifetime. Starting from personal computers with Apple, to user interface with Macintosh and I Pod/Pad, Animation with Pixar and the Music Industry with I Pod and I Tunes, he set new benchmarks to be followed. One expects such an extraordinary man with so much creative ability to have lived an extra ordinary life too, and here also he doesn't disappoint anyone. Starting from his childhood as a adopted kid and later as poor student at Reeds College, Steve saw a lot of struggle. Despite being one of richest person on earth and having enjoyed success early, he always maintained a simple lifestyle. He did owned few expensive gadgets, but despite that his lifestyle is relatively austere compared to other billionaires. He loved nature and preferred to spend time in woods and forests around Stanford University campus. He was a fan of German engineering and stated that many times publicly. He famously drove  a Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG, which had a blank number plate. After a long bout of illness, Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 at his Palo Alto residence.

Quotes

  • Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
  • It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
  • “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”
  • “I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”
  • “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
  • “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
  • “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”
  • It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it.

Did you know?

  • Steve always adulated folk singer Bob Dylan, playing his music on his guitar during free time and singing his lyrics all day in his youth. According to many of his friends, he dated Joan Baez in the 1980s mostly because she was Dylan's ex-girlfriend.
  • steve jobs drive a car with bar code number plate, for which he pays a fine of 250 $ regularly as its illegal not to have a number plate in Roman numerical and script.
  • Steve Jobs is A fan of British rock & roll band, The Beatles. On one occasion during his keynote address he said," My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people".
  • In 1982, Jobs bought an apartment in The San Remo, an apartment building in New York City with a politically progressive reputation, where Demi Moore, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of Rita Hayworth, also had apartments. With the help of I.M. Pei, Jobs spent years renovating his apartment in the top two floors of the building's north tower, only to sell it almost two decades later to U2 frontman Bono. Jobs had never moved in.
  • According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered $100 for each chip that was eliminated in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $700 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $350.
  • A lot of critics of Steve’s tough management style point out: “Imagine what he’d be like if he hadn’t studied buddhism...”
  • As a bachelor steve owned only a mattress, huge Ansel Adams prints, and a super-expensive stereo system as pieces of furniture.
  • It is widely speculated that its i pods which revitalized the color white when it was loosing its shine to black as preferred car paint choice
  • Steve was a hyperactive child as during his childhood, he consumed a bottle of ant poison and had to be brought to the emergency room.

Family & relationships

Steve Jobs Estates and Homes (2)

The historic house

The Jackling House

The 'Jackling house' which Steve renamed as Woodside Mansion is a huge mansion designed by architect George Washington Smith in the early 1900s for copper magnate Daniel Jackling. However, Steve bought the woodside mansion 1984.He lived there till his marriage in 1991, since than his plan has always been to tear it down. 


Location: 'Jackling house' is located in  Woodside, California


Histroy of 'Jackling house'


In 1984 Steve Jobs purchased the Jackling House and estate, and resided there for a decade. For years, he worked with architects like I. M. Pei and the Retail Stores' firm, BCJ on plans for a new, sleeker house. However those plans never materialized because the demolition was blocked by local communities. The house was finally demolished in Feb 2011 by Steve Jobs. 

The Jackling House

The Jackling House
Founder of Apple gadgets, Steve Jobs's mansion

Steve Job's house

Steve Job's house
A historic piece of architecture

Aerial view

Aerial view
The aerial view of Steve Job's house
Steve Job's home

Palo Alto home

Steve Jobs bought this Palo Alto home in mid-1990s, after his marriage with Laurene. It is very modest house built in Tudor style. The 5,700 sq foot property is worth more than $2.6 million.

 

Location: The house is located in Palo Alto, California

 

Accommodation: The seven bedroom and four bathroom house is simply designed with light furniture with ordinary décor. It fits beautifully with the rest of this quiet neighborhood around the Stanford university campus, his house also is like his designs, simple and elegant. 

We will miss you

We will miss you
Messages written outside the home of Steve Jobs in Palo Alto

Steve Jobs Yachts (1)

iYacht

Venus Feadship Yacht

Revise: The dream yacht of late Steve Job's 'Venus' is all set to sail.  The exclusively-new yacht boasting sleek and minimalist design directly inspired by Apple, is late Steve Job's dream luxury yacht reportedly seen for the first time at shipbuilder Koninklijke De Vries ‘Feadship’s’ facility in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer, just over a year after the Apple founder’s death on 5th October.

Update: A spokesperson of the very famous designer Philip Starck has revealed that he was working on this unique yacht that was commissioned by Steve Jobs. If all goes well,  then we would be seeing this concept yacht become a reality within eight to ten months of time.

Steve Jobs official biography and other reports have revealed that Jobs was in the process of designing his own Feadship superyacht at the time of his death. He had implemented his minimalistic design sense to the yacht, which is quite apparent in each of the Apple’s product. In development since 2009, the yacht could have 40-foot-long glass walls and was to be built at Feadship’s facility in Netherlands. However there has been no official comment from the manufacturer’s side, who value the owner’s privacy more than anything else. To have any idea of what the ship might look like we can refer to Feadship’s Breathe concept, which was first unveiled in the Monaco Boat Show last year.

High technology

High technology
Steve Jobs unfinished beauty

Most unique design

Most unique design
Most unique design of Steve Jobs's Feadship yacht

Venus Feadship Yacht

Venus Feadship Yacht

The monitoring hall

The monitoring hall

Steve Jobs Yacht "Venus"

Steve Jobs Yacht

Feadship Breathe

Feadship Breathe
Feadship concept yacht shown last year in a boat show

Steve Jobs Private jets (1)

Air

Gulfstream V Jet

"Steve's private jet was offered to him by the Apple board when he officially became the company's CEO, in January 2000. Gulfstream is one of world's top selling luxury Business jet which can seat 14 - 19 people on its luxurious leather seats in very aesthetically designed ambiance. It is powered by Rolls-Royce BR710A1-10 turbofan engine, which can produce 14,750 lbf of thrust. This jet has cruising speed of 656.3 MPH and can travel 5,800 miles at a stretch.

Deluxe interiors

Deluxe interiors
Steve's aircraft amazing interiors

Compact bedroom

Compact bedroom
Compact bedroom for the owner of aircraft

Steve Jobs Hobbies (2)

Listening music

Music

Steve Jobs was a die-hard Bob Dylan fan.  He used to play Bob Dylan tunes on his guitar during his youth, discussing the lyrics with friends, which was also one of his favorite past time. His only furniture in his Woodside mansion was his $1,00,000  stereo. He followed the music of The Beatles with equal zeal. 

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Even after dropping out from reeds college, he still continued to attend calligraphy classes and its impact is visible even to this day on all the apple products.

Steve Jobs Autos and Cars (2)

Bar code number plate

2008 Mercedes SL 55 AMG

A 5.5L v8 engine and 510 horsepower car, which can hit a top speed of 156 mph, and 0 - 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Steve Job's car is notable for its bar code number plate and its unique parking locations at handicap reserved spaces, for which he pays fines regularly.

Steve's car

Steve's car
Steve Jobs owns a Mercedes SL 55 AMG

Mercedes SL 55 AMG

Mercedes SL 55 AMG
One of the most recognizable automotive
BMW

1966 R60/2 BMW Motorcycle

A four stroke, 594 CC motorcycle powered by 2 cylinders. its is capable to generate 30 HP and could touch 90 mph at peak. Steve Jobs use to ride one of those in 1980's. they were already considered vintage then. His choice for German engineering has always been very obvious through his choice of automobiles and this bike is no different as well.

Steve job's Motorcycle.

Steve job's Motorcycle.
Rugged motorcycle with duplex tubular steel frames.

Steve Jobs Wedding (1)

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Steve Jobs chose to marry at his favorite location, Yosemite National Park. He married according to buddhist rites and rituals performed by Job's spiritual adviser , Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist monk.

Laurene Powell-Jobs

Laurene Powell-Jobs
Steve Jobs with her partner, Laurene Powell-Jobs

Steve Jobs Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (3)

Inspiring landscapes

Yosemite National park

Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Steve loves it so much that he got married there there as well

Yosemite National park

Yosemite National park
One of the favorite holiday spots of Steve Jobs

Natural splendor

Natural splendor
Steve Jobs likes to invests his free time at Yosemite national park which encompasses breathtaking natural splendor
Kona Island

Kona island, Hawaii

Steve Is a regular visitor of Hawaii islands, and when he chose hawaii as his vacation spot during his recent medical leave it came as no surprise. earlier too Steve has been to Hawaii with Larry Ellison in 1995.

Inside the Louvre museum

Louvre Museum

Tech-wizard and visionary Steve Jobs often visited Louvre Museum and once said to French journalists that, one of his biggest pride was to see an Apple billboard next to the Louvre.

Location: Louvre Museum in Paris is located on the Right Bank of the Seine.


Main attraction: The Louvre Museum is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. The museum has nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square meters 

Opening of France's first Apple store

Opening of France's first Apple store
People outside Louvre Museum at opening of France's first Apple store

France's first Apple store

France's first Apple store
Louvre Museum in Paris

Unique art

Unique art
Unique structure of Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum image

Louvre Museum image
A Royal place of the 18th century.

Steve Jobs Collectibles (1)

Ansel Adams.

Ansel Adams photography

Steve Jobs Woodhouse mansion was full of black and white photography of Ansel Adams.

Steve Jobs Brands (5)

Unique brand

Levis Jeans

He started out his career wearing expensive suits in youth, and later started to wear blue Levis jeans, which he always wears during his second innigs at apple even during the board meetings

Levis jeans

Levis jeans
Steve has been spotted mostly wearing Levis jeans

Levis Brand.

Levis Brand.
Steve jobs's favorite international jeans brand, Levis
St. Croix

St. Croix

Steve Jobs is usually seen wearing Mock turtleneck designed by St. Croix.

New Balance

New Balance

Along with his blue Levis jeans and st. croix turtle neck, sneakers by new balance have become part of his trademark uniform.

BMW motorcycle

BMW

He was spotted many times while driving his BMW 1966 R60/2 during his early apple days.

The Glasses that Steve Jobs wore

Lunor Glasses

Steve Jobs was one of the most influential persons of the century and everything he did or in this case wore was a matter of interest to at least half of the world. Thus when it was known that he wore the German made Lunor Classic Rund PP, it was instant news. So much so that after his death, Power Bloom the Asian distributing arm of the specs showcased in their Hong Kong booth, a portrait of Steve Jobs along with a pair of glasses and read  “Steve Jobs 1955-2011: We have lost an ultimate genius. What he has left us are his overwhelming ideas and his favorite glasses.”   The homepage of the manufacture also reads “The Glasses of Steve Jobs”

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