Widely known as the co-founder and CEO of Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak, an American entrepreneur Steve Jobs became a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of computer revolution, including the iPhone and iPad, which are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. The huge success of iTunes, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store propelled Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011 and one of the greatest turnarounds in business history. Steve Jobs is recognized as the Father of the Digital Revolution or the master evangelist of the digital age and gained a numerous honors and public recognition for his influence in technology such as the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 or a Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1987.
Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, to a speech therapist Joanne Schieble and a Syrian political science professor Abdulfattah "John" Jandali. He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs. As a boy, Steven Jobs worked on electronics in the family garage, a hobby that instilled confidence, tenacity and mechanical prowess in young Jobs. Before he started Apple Computer, he had taken a position as a video game designer with Atari.
Jobs rarely disclosed information about his personal life. He fathered a daughter with his girlfriend Chrisann Brennan when he was 23 before he was romantically linked to his current wife Laurene Powell. The couple married on March 18, 1991, and lived together in Palo Alto, California, with their three children.
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