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Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and former CEO, 56 year old Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday, October 5, one day after iphone 4S was unveiled. He was suffering from a rare form of pancreatic cancer since 2004. He will be forever remembered for being a visionary, a creative genius and making countless people's lives better through everyday technology. Outside Apple's Cupertino headquarters, three flags; American flag, a California state flag and an Apple flag were flying at half-staff.
Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955. His mother, Joanne Simple was an unmarried graduate student then and his father Abdulfattah Jandali was a student from Syria. When Joanne gave Steve up for adoption, it was Clara and Paula Jobs, a working class couple from Los Atlos, California who adopted him, raised him and nurtured Steve's interest in electronics.
|Steve Jobs - as a young man|
On personal front, Steve had embraced buddhism and was a natural food lover. According to New York Times, Steve holds 313 patents, including a patent for glass staircase. For the record, the actual shares of Apple IPO done on December 12, 1980 was at $22.00 a share. If you bought 1,000 shares of the Apple IPO, your $22,000 investment would be worth $2.9 million today!