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.

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Found his sister at 30

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Steve wasn’t the only famous one in his family. His sister, a writer, is fairly popular as well. They didn’t meet each other, however, until 1985. After their initial meeting they became really close friends and according to Mona talked “at least once every other day” up until his passing earlier this year.

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Denied paternity on his first child

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Prior to marrying Laurene, Steve had a child with Chris-Anne Brennan named Lisa. This was right around the time that Apple was taking off so he ended up denying paternity. Eventually, though, he changed his mind and at the end of the day he paid Lisa’s way to Harvard. The ultimate make-up present.

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Has Over 300 Patents

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The New York Times recently revealed that Steve has 313 patents to his name. To give you some perspective, out of his peers Bill Gates holds about 9 and the Google boys have roughly a dozen between them. They weren’t all tech related, however, as he even had one for a glass staircase.

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Largest single stakeholder in Disney

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He was the largest individual shareholder in Disney with 7% stake in the company after Pixar was bought out. He also held a spot on the Board of Directors. The next largest shareholder is its former CEO Michael Eisner coming in at 1.7%.

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The company he started in his garage gets sued on average once a day

Steve's garage

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple in his garage shortly after Wozniak came out with the Apple 1 computer. From those humble beginnings Apple has grown into one of the largest companies in the world with $350 million in market value. At that size it’s no surprise that it would face litigation, but once a day? They keep their lawyers busy.

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