25 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

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.

20

Went to India to find spiritual enlightenment

20

In the summer of 1974 he traveled to India with his roommate to visit Neem Karoli Baba, a Hindu guru. Upon arrival though, they discovered that the guru had past away earlier that year. Steve ended up traveling the country for seven months, after which he returned to the States with a shaved head and traditional Indian clothes.

19

Became a Buddhist

19

Well, sort of. While on his journey through the Indian Subcontinent he was influenced heavily by the religion even to the point of having his marriage presided over by Kobun Chino, a Buddhist monk. And now seems like a good time to introduce his wife…


18

Laurene Powell Jobs

18

Steve liked to keep his private life private which might explain why he was married to Laurene in Yosemite national park. She was an MBA graduate of Stanford and was appointed by President Obama to be a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions due to her active involvement in the non-profit community. This is actually quite strange considering that Steve…

17

Didn’t give to charity

17

Or so they say. As Apple’s CEO he cut back on all of their philanthropic programs saying they would “wait until [they] are profitable.” Although they never restarted their programs Steve never actually made his views on charity clear and it is certainly indisputable that he made an impact on the world.


16

Took a $1 salary

One Dollar Bill

I know what you’re thinking. He didn’t give to charity so he must have hoarded it all. Not Steve. Since 1998 he has received 1 dollar every year from Apple.

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