- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NAME: Steven Paul Jobs

AGE: 56

BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco

EDUCATION: Graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Ore., but dropped out after six months.


FAMILY: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from different relationship.

CAREER: Worked for video game maker Atari before founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976 in Jobs‘ garage. Launched the Mac in 1984. But a year later, Jobs was pushed out as Apple’s chairman. He returned to advise the company in 1996. After a stint as interim CEO, he took the helm of Apple Inc. permanently and oversaw the launch of the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.