At 12 yrs old, Steve Jobs (Founder, Apple) looked up Bill Hewlett (Founder, HP) in the phonebook and called him up because he wanted to build a frequency counter, but didn’t have the parts. 20 minutes later, Hewlett gave Jobs the parts and also a summer job at HP, assembling frequency counters.
Steve Jobs frequented a restaurant in San Jose and met the owner who, unknowingly to Jobs, was his biological father.
Despite being a millionaire, Steve Jobs only paid $500 a month in child support to his daughter, Lisa. A girl he named a computer after, but attempted to deny paternity for.
Years later, after Jobs left Apple, he acknowledged Lisa and attempted to reconcile with her. Chrisann Brennan wrote that “he apologized many times over for his behavior” to her and Lisa and “said that he never took responsibility when he should have, and that he was sorry.” After reconciling with her, nine-year-old Lisa wanted to change her last name and Jobs was happy to agree to it. Jobs legally altered her birth certificate, changing her name from Lisa Brennan to Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
According to Fortune magazine, after his death, Jobs left Lisa a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
When the first iPod prototype was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
Steve Jobs “eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs” at Apple when he became CEO and declined to join Bill Gates’ “Giving Pledge”.
A secretary told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn’t start – Jobs came back the same afternoon and threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar saying: “Here, don’t be late anymore.”
When Steve Jobs refused to give early Apple employees stock, Steve Wozniak offered them $10 million worth of his
Steve Jobs was really unhygienic: he thought that by eating only fruit the need to shower was eliminated, so he stopped showering. When he worked for Atari, his boss assigned him the night shift so that he wouldn’t need to interact with other people.
Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave.