- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2011

NAME: Steven Paul Jobs

BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco

DIED: Wednesday at 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.

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 in 2000 and oversaw the launch of the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

Took third medical leave in January 2011 and resigned as CEO in August. Elected Apple chairman.