Born to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble on February 24 in 1955, Steve Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
Throughout his education, Jobs was thoroughly and equally interested in electronics and engineering, as in art and literature.
He attended college for two years before dropping out. After traveling to India to practice Zen Buddhism, he returned to the US and worked at Atari for a brief period. In 1976, he teamed up with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to found Apple Computer, Inc.
The Apple I, Apple II, and Apple Lisa were the first personal computers developed by Apple.
The groundbreaking Macintosh was released in 1984; the footage from that presentation shows the crowd's wild enthusiasm.
Some internal struggles within the company led Jobs to leave Apple the following year. He subsequently founded NeXT, specializing in software and hardware, funded and became the majority shareholder of Pixar (which released the first fully computer-animated film, the highly successful Toy Story), and eventually returned to Apple in 1997, revitalizing the company.