25 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

Posted by on November 14, 2011

As stand up comedian Jordan Cooper once said, “Anyone who can convince me to buy an iPhone because I don’t like my iPad deserves to be on top.” And its the truth. But for a man who changed the world Steve Jobs was fiercely private. As you read through this list you will probably be aware of some things, but you may be surprised at others. So without further ado, here are 25 things you probably didn’t know about the  man who said LSD was one of the most important things he had ever done.


Dropped out of college

After graduating from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California he went on to study at Reed College. He only took one semester of classes before dropping out. For the next 18 months, however, he continued to audit classes that interested him. It was during this time that he…


Studied Calligraphy

Yes, one of the greatest minds of our time studied how to put fancy words on a page. But don’t question Steve. As he himself pointed out, 10 years later he used those skills to make what he described as “the first computer with beautiful typography.”



His biological fathers name is Abdulfattah Jandali. He is currently a restaurant and casino owner in Reno, Nevada. The two of them allegedly only met once in life by accident primarily because he…


Was adopted

His biological mother was Joanne Carole Schieble, an American. His father, however, objected to the marriage so Steve was put up for adoption. His adoptive parents were Clara and Paul Jobs


Used LSD

Steve actually later described this as “one or two or three of the most important things he had done in his life” and believed that unless someone understood his countercultural roots they wouldn’t understand his way of thinking.