Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955, in San Francisco, California USA to Syrian-born Abdulfattah “John” Jandali and Swiss-American Carole Schieble, and is known worldwide as the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. He was a man of genius and one of the most productive inventors who developed a number of technological devices. He created personal computers, iPod, iPhone, iPad and other gadgets now used all around the world.
So just how rich was Steve Jobs? It is no surprise that Jobs was one of the richest people in the world during the early 21st century, with a net worth estimated to have reached $11 billion, accumulated largely during his career at Apple Computers.
Steve Jobs Net Worth $11 Billion
Steve Jobs was adopted at birth by parents Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs, because his mother’s family objected to the relationship with Steve’s father. Later Jobs stated that he considered the Jobs to be his real parents 100%. His mother taught him to read before school, and Steve’s father taught him to work with electronics, and as a result, Jobs became interested in technology. Steve Jobs attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, where he became friends with Bill Fernandez and Steve Wozniak, who were also interested in electronics. In 1969 Fernandez and Wozniak started building a computer board called “The Cream Soda Computer”, which they showed to Steve Jobs, who found the idea fascinating. Later Steve Jobs entered Reed College in Portland, however Steve’s parents had to pay for his studies, so after one semester Steve dropped out, began attending creative classes and taking courses on calligraphy. His interest in calligraphy can be seen in Apple products.
How did Steve Jobs become rich? In 1976 Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first personal computer in Jobs’ garage. In 1977 Jobs and Wozniak created the Apple II, and in 1980 Apple Computer became one of the leading computer companies.This was a very significant start to Steve Jobs’ net worth.
However, Steve Jobs left Apple after a power struggle in 1985, and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets, and then in 1986, he bought the the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm from George Lucas for less than $10 million, creating Pixar, which in turn became a significant success, and increasing Steve Jobs’ net worth considerably.
Meantime Apple was struggling, and in 1996 after failing to produce its operating system the company turned to NeXT, and its platform formed the basis for the Mac OS X. Steve Jobs returned to Apple as an advisor, and took control of the company as an interim CEO. Jobs effectively brought Apple from near bankruptcy to profitability in just two years, which also helped grow his net worth.
Concurrently, Steve Jobs became a member of the board of directors in the Walt Disney Company, when Disney purchased Pixar for approximately $7 billion dollars, which deal brought Steve Jobs the biggest part of his $11 billion net worth. (In 1985 he had sold his Apple shares, which if he had retained them would have given him a net worth of around $36 billion.)
During the rest of his life, Steve Jobs made significant contributions to the on-going development of computers, mobile- and smart-phones, and to the organisation of Apple, such that the company became one of the biggest in the technology industry world-wide. In 2007, Fortune magazine named Steve the most powerful person in business, as he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
In his personal life, Steve Jobs married Laurene Powell-Jobs in 1990. Being one of the richest people in the world, Steve Jobs was not a big spender in comparison with other wealthy people. For instance, he enjoyed being in nature more than in luxurious hotels. On the other hand, his lifestyle was far from being ordinary. Jobs owned valuable real estate in California, a yacht and a private jet. He drove a 2008 Mercedes SL 55 AMG and a 1996 R60/2 BMW motorcycle.
Unfortunately, Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011 at his home in Palo Alto.
He followed a strict Vegan diet and often ate only one or two kinds of fruits such as Apples or pears for weeks at a time.
He didn't use deodorant or shower regularly.
Often insisted on using marketing language that was intentionally grammatically incorrect. For example, he usually referred to Apple products without the definite article "the" to emphasis uniqueness. Another example was Apple's slogan in the late 1990s "Think different", in which he stated that "different" was meant to be a noun and sound colloquial.
CEO of Pixar Animation Studios 
CEO of Apple Computer Inc. 
As a youth he lived at 2066 Crist Drive in Los Altos (CA), where he started his Apple company in the attached family garage with pal Steve Wozniak.
Always counted Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera, as one of his all-time entrepreneurial heroes. He based many of his own Apple product presentational styles on Land's.
The black-and-white headshot of Jobs that appeared on the jacket of his biographer Walter Isaacson's book "Steve Jobs" (2011) was taken by Scottish celebrity photographer Albert Watson.
Was friends with President Bill Clinton, and allowed him to stay at his California mansion whenever Clinton visited his daughter Chelsea Clinton, then a student at Stanford University. Clinton in turn hosted Jobs as a guest of the Lincoln Bedroom.
Posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustees Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012. The Trustees Award is awarded to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording".
Had intended to volunteer his service in designing the ad campaign for Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
Made the cover of TIME magazine 8 times: February 1982, August 1997, October 1999, January 2002, October 2005, April 2007 (group shot), April 2010, October 2011 (special issue).
Biological son of immigrants to the U.S., Syrian Abdul Fattah Jandali and German-Swiss Joanne Carol Schieble. He was placed for adoption at a very early age, where he was adopted by an Armenian-American couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, who raised him. As a result of his upbringing, Jobs was fluent in the Armenian language.
Gave the commencement address to the graduating class of at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Has a child from a relationship he had when he was 23 with a woman whom he didn't marry. The daughter was named Lisa N. Brennan Jobs, born on 17 May 1978.
Merited the #2 position in "The Vanity Fair 100" magazine's 16th annual ranking of the most influential people of the Information Age. 
(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" ("Thinkers" category) with an homage contributed by Jeff Koons.
Received a liver transplant in April 2009.
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Executives Branch) in 2005.
Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #3 in 2005 and #1 in 2004.
In Forbes Magazine's listing of the 400 Richest Americans in 2005, Steve Jobs came in at number 67 with a total worth of $3.3 Billion.
Ranked #3 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. They had ranked #1 in 2004.
Ranked #1 on Premiere's 2004 annual Power 100 List with Pixar co-head John Lasseter. Had ranked #23 in 2003.
When Apple Computer appointed its first Board of Directors, the Board insisted that all employees wear name badges with a number indicating the order in which they were hired. They assigned Steve Wozniak, who did all the engineering of the highly successful Apple II computer, the title Employee No. 1. Steve Jobs was officially Employee No. 2. Jobs protested but the Board refused to change the badge assignments. Jobs offered a compromise: He would be Employee No. 0, since 0 comes before 1 on the mathematical model known as a number line. (Source: "Accidental Empires" by Robert X. Cringely).
Officially dropped the word "interim" from his title at Apple Computer sometime in the autumn of 1999.
Co-founded Apple Computer Inc. in 1977 with Steve Wozniak. Was later ousted and then brought back as interim CEO in 1997. His new reign has been controversial: bringing Apple back to profitability (and visibility), yet disappointing many for discontinuing the Newton MessagePad hand-held device.
Black turtleneck sweatshirt and blue jeans - he owned over a hundred
[on the difference between billionaires and regular people] Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
[about how he and partner Steve Wozniak tried to get major computer companies interested in their personal computer, which turned out to be the Apple] So we went to Atari and said, "Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you". And they said, "No". So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, "Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet".
It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
All the work I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I'm 50.
I'm going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
You know, everybody has a cell phone, but I don't know one person who likes their cell phone. I want to make a phone that people love.
The unions are the worst thing that happened to education because it's not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what happened. The teachers can't teach, and administrators run the place, and nobody can be fired. It's terrible.
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.
In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts.
Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
[May 1998, interview in "Business Week" magazine] That's been one of my mantras--focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
 I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
 A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
 There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television--but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.
 I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and then the thread of Apple weave in and out, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back.
[February 1985, interview in "Playboy" magazine] I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium gave it a five-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe we'd actually finished it. Everyone started crying.