Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was the CEO of Apple Inc, an entrepreneur, marketer and inventor. His company was one of the most successful commercial industries, being heralded as a company which makes the impossible, possible.

Steven Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on the 24th of February, 1955. As a child, Steve jobs and his father worked on electronics in his fathers garage. While at high school, Jobs was a prankster, having a low interest in the current work. In his years he met Steve Wozniak, his future working partner of Apple.

After high school, Jobs went and enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. However, as with high school, he grew bored, and after 6 months dropped out.

In 1972, Steve Wozniak designed his own version of Pong. Once finished, Wozniak gave it to Jobs, who then showed it to Atari, under the guise that he made it, thus landing him a job there.

Once in, Atari gave Jobs a challenge: For ever chip he could reduce from the design of the Atari game Breakout, they would give him $100. Since Jobs had almost no knowledge in this area, he made a deal with Wozniak: If he did the work, Jobs would split the money 50/50.

Wozniak ended up removing 50 chips from the board, a design so insanely compact it was impossible to reproduce on the manufacturing line.
Jobs then told Wozniak that Atari only gave them $700, and split that 50/50, so that Wozniak got $350 and Jobs got $4,750.

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