Steve Jobs

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Steve's youth & the early Apple

1955 - 1986

NeXT and Pixar

1986 - 1996

Info from: allaboutstevejobs.com

All of this information is from: allaboutstevejobs.com

Steven Paul Jobs is Born

02/24/1955

Born to: Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble

Adopted by: Paul and Clara Jobs

The Jobs family moves from San Francisco to Mountain View

1960

The Jobs family moves from San Francisco to Mountain View, a town in the Santa Clara county,famous under the name Silicon Valley.

Steve calls Bill Hewlett to get a summer job at a HP factory

1968

13-year-old Steve Jobs calls Bill Hewlett to get a summer job at a HP factory.

Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak

1969

Steve Jobs meets Steve Wozniak,who is 5 years older, through a friend. Wozniak and Steve both love electronics, Bob Dylan, and pranks.

Steve and Woz build and illegally sell Blue Boxes

1972

Steve and Wozniak both build and illegally sell 'blue boxes' that let people to make phone calls for free

Steve Jobs spends a fall semester at Reed College, Oregon, and drops out

1973

Steve Jobs spends a fall semester at Reed College, Oregon, and drops out. He stays at the school and attends the classes that interest him for a while, then moves to being a hippy.

Steve gets his first job at the video game maker Atari, then travels to India

1974

Steve gets his first job at the video game maker Atari, then later makes a trip to India to 'seek enlightenment' with his friend from college, Dan Kottke.

Wozniak and Steve shows the prototype Apple I

March 1976

Wozniak and Steve shows the prototype Apple I board at the to the Homebrew Computer Club

Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated

april 1 1976

Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated by Steve, Wozniak and Ron Wayne

Steve and Wozniak start making Apple I computers

May 1976

Steve and Wozniak start making Apple I computers in the Jobs garage, and sell them to computer hobbyists.

Steve Jobs and Wozniak show the Apple I at the Personal Computing Festival

28 Aug 1976

Steve Jobs and Wozniak show the Apple I at the Personal Computing Festival in Atlantic City

Mike Markkula invests in Apple and hires former colleague Mike Scott to be CEO

Jan 1977

Former Intel executive turned business angel Mike Markkula invests in Apple and hires former colleague Mike Scott as CEO.

Wozniak has to leave HP to join Apple full time

Jan 1977

Wozniak is forced to leave HP to join Apple full time

Apple makes a sensation at the West Coast Computer Faire with a early Apple II

17 Apr 1977

Apple makes a big splash at the West Coast Computer Faire with a early Apple II

Apple starts work on the Apple III and Lisa

1978

Apple starts work on the Apple III and Lisa, while Jef Raskin begins writing The Book of Macintosh

The Apple II becomes the first popular PC, with great sales in the US

1978

The Apple II becomes the first mass-market PC, with great sales throuought the US, and Apple becomes a symbol of the personal computing revolution

Steve's ex-girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan gives birth to a daugher, Lisa.

1978

Steve's ex-girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan gives birth to a daugher Lisa. Steve refuses to acknowledge he is the father

Sales of Apple II's skyrocket

1979

Sales of Apple II's skyrocket after early spreadsheet software Visicalc is put on the Apple II

Steve Jobs is sees the first working GUI at Xerox PARC

Dec 1979

Steve Jobs is sees the first working GUI at Xerox PARC

Jef Raskin’s Macintosh project is approved. Lisa turns into a GUI-computer

1980

Jef Raskin’s Macintosh project is approved. Lisa turns into a GUI-computer, in part because of Steve Jobs' demands

Apple launches the Apple III

may 1980

Apple launches the Apple III, which proves a disastrous failure

Apple goes public

12 Dec 1980

Apple goes public, increasing Steve Jobs' net worth from dozens of millions of dollars to over $200 million

Jef Raskin is forced out of the Macintosh project

JaN 1981

Jef Raskin is forced out of the Macintosh project as Steve Jobs takes over operations

50 Apple employees fired by CEO Mike Scott with no notice

25 Feb 1981

Black Wednesday: 50 Apple employees fired by CEO Mike Scott with no notice. The board asks him to leave afterwards. Mike Markkula becomes iCEO

IBM launches the IBM PC

12 Aug 1981

IBM launches the IBM PC, the biggest competiter to Apple at that time.

A picture of Steve Jobs ends up on the cover of Time

Feb 1982

A picture of Steve Jobs ends up on the cover of Time, under the title 'Striking it Rich'. Steve trusts Time correspondent Michael Moritz to follow him on the Mac project for months, hoping to become Man of the Year.

The launch of the Lisa computer

Jan 1983

The launch of the Lisa computer. The Lisa team later joins the Mac team under Steve Jobs

Time makes The Computer 'machine of the year'

3 Jan 1983

Time makes The Computer 'machine of the year' and publishes a so-so article on Steve Jobs, who becomes very angry and suspicious of journalists for the remainder of his life

PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO

8 Apr 1983

PepsiCo CEO John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO after having been wooed by Steve Jobs for several months

Macintosh is launched

24 Jan 1984

Macintosh is launched with great fanfare at Apple’s yearly shareholder meeting

Steve Jobs has his 30th birthday

24 Feb 1985

Steve Jobs has his 30th birthday in great fanfare, with Ella Fitzgerald as the singer for that night

Apple's board strips Steve of all executive duties

May 1985

Palace coup: Apple's board agrees with John Sculley and strips Steve of all executive duties

Alan Kay introduces the Pixar team to Steve Jobs

july 1985

Alan Kay introduces the Pixar team to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXT

17 Sep 1985

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple and starts NeXT with five other collegues from Apple. Apple announces it will sue NeXT

Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM

30 Jan 1986

Jobs buys the computer division of George Lucas' ILM for $10 million dollars and names it Pixar