Happy 53rd birthday, Steve Jobs!

Happy Birthday, Steve! Belated, that is. Yesterday was Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs’ 53rd birthday. Jobs was born on February 24, 1955.

Steve Jobs was a college dropout when he teamed up with Steve Wozniak in 1976 to sell personal computers assembled in Jobs’ garage. That was the beginning of Apple Computer, which revolutionized the computing industry and made Jobs a multimillionaire before he was 30 years old. He was forced out of the company in 1985 and started the NeXT Corporation, but returned to his old company in 1996 when Apple bought NeXT. Jobs soon became Apple’s chief executive officer and sparked a resurgence in the company with products like the colorful iMac computer and the iPod music player. Jobs was also the CEO of Pixar, the animation company responsible for movies like Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Pixar was purchased by the Walt Disney Company in 2006 for $7.4 billion in stock; the deal made Jobs the largest individual shareholder of Disney stock.

Some sources list Los Altos, California as Jobs’s place of birth. However, in a 1995 oral history interview with The Smithsonian, Jobs said, “I was born in San Francisco, California, USA, planet Earth, February 24, 1955.” Jobs was given up for adoption after birth and raised by his adoptive parents in Silicon Valley… His biological sister is novelist Mona Simpson, author of “Anywhere But Here.”

More info about Steve Jobs here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gavin” for the heads up.]

18 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday!

    Now how about a birthday party dividend with some reserves!

    And how about a birthday gift of NEW DISPLAYS!

    Our gift to you is to continue buying Apple (stuff).
    And maybe a Happy Birthday “wish.”
    Or maybe an iCard…

  2. Whatever happened to that garage of Steve’s. Is it a homage site for California Mac users…something like Lourdes in France? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. No, he’s a vegan billionaire who doesn’t eat fast food all the time. He doesn’t look frail if you watch the keynote videos. And he’s survived cancer once already. I think he’s doing pretty well.

    Of course, I was also born on February 24 (18 years after Steve), so I’m biased.

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