Here are 25 Interesting Facts About Steve Jobs

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1. When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing ideas from Apple, Gates said, “Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.” – Source

2. Steve Jobs used a loophole in the UNOS registration system to get his liver transplant before others. – Source

3. Steve Jobs halted all philanthropic activities by Apple 14 years ago and never resumed them. – Source

4. Steve Jobs was hired to build the first prototype of “Breakout” for Atari. He enlisted the help of Steve Wozniak and promising to give him half of the $750 pay. The pair stayed up four days straight to finish the game and so were given a bonus because of this. Jobs kept the entire bonus for himself. – Source

5. Steve Jobs had a high school GPA of 2.65. – Source

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6. Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave. – Source

7. Steve Jobs’ faith in alternative remedies is what cost him his life. – Source

8. Because of his appalling personal hygiene, Steve Jobs was asked to work the night shift at Atari. – Source

9. Steve Jobs felt guilty about getting a liver transplant because he was rich, so he helped author a law in California requiring the DMV to ask you to be a donor to increase the number of potential organ donors. – Source

10. Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicap parking spots. He also didn’t use license plates. – Source

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11. Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak during their college years sold “blue boxes,” or illegal technology that allowed people to make long-distance calls free of charge. – Source

12. Steve Jobs considers LSD one of the most important experiences of his life.- Source

13. Steve Jobs’ biological father is Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim professor of political science. Some people thus consider Jobs to the most prominent Arab American – Source

14. Steve Jobs tried to donate a computer for EVERY school in America. When the government did not collaborate (as they thought it was marketing idea to get children to use macs), he donated them to the 10,000 schools in California – Source

15. When the Westboro Baptist Church announced via Twitter that they would protest Steve Job’s funeral, they tweeted it from an iPhone. – Source

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16. Every Apple Macintosh from 1984 to the early 90s had Steve Jobs’ and his team’s signatures engraved on the insides of their cases. – Source

17. On his deathbed, Steve Jobs refused to wear his oxygen mask just because he didn’t like the design of it – Source

18. The release of the Galaxy Nexus was pushed back for eight days out of respect following Steve Job’s death – Source

19. In 1997, Steve Jobs used his patents to pressure Bill Gates into investing $150 million into Apple, because he believed Apple would go under if Microsoft didn’t have “a stake in our success.” – Source

20. The only response Steve Jobs gave to the 1999 movie Pirates of Silicon Valley was using the actor who played him as an doppelganger for a prank for his keynote audience – Source

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Vegan-Interesting Facts About Steve Jobs

21. Steve Jobs became a vegan due to his belief that this diet would eliminate his need to bathe regularly. – Source

22. Steve Jobs’ shares in Disney were worth double his shares in Apple. – Source

23. Steve Jobs fathered an illegitimate child and denied paternity and even went on to refute paying child support for 2 years – Source

24. Steve Jobs wasn’t interested in and was on the verge of selling Pixar, up until the huge success of “Toy Story,” when he took all the credit. – Source

25. Mona Simpson (Homer’s mom) was named after the Simpson writer’s wife, who was also Steve Jobs’ sister. – Source

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Last Update: April 25, 2016