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“The best things in life didn’t cost me anything. The most valuable thing we all have is our time,” – Steve Jobs

10 facts you didn’t know about Steve Jobs

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10.Mar 2019
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Steve Jobs and iPhone

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) was a genius who revolutionised modern technology. He used his visionary attitude to change the world’s view of personal computers, mobile telephones and portable devices. He is behind the most valuable enterprise of a worldwide nature, the Apple Company, which he established in 1976 with Steve Wozniak. We bring you 10 things you didn’t know about him!

Steve Jobs at Macworld 2005
Apple Computer in his garage
Steve Jobs and MacBook

1. He patented his ideas and concepts

Steve Jobs had nearly 300 patents registered under his name. The glass staircase in the Apple shop in the USA is one such patented item, which attracts people passing by to the shop.

2. He slept in the White House

He had dinner with Bill Clinton in 1966. He received an invitation to the White House where he spent the night in the deluxe Lincoln bedroom.

3. He was interested in calligraphy

He attended a calligraphy course, which he believed was a benefit for future Apple products focusing on typography and fonts.

Luxusní byt na prodej s terasou a výhledem
Luxusní byt na prodej s terasou a výhledem, Praha 1

4. He designed his own yacht

He designed a deluxe yacht called Venus in cooperation with world-renowned designer Phillip Starck.

5. He typically wore a black turtleneck and Levi’s jeans

He was known for his simplicity and the fact that he liked Levi’s jeans. He allegedly owned around 100 Levi’s jeans in his life.

6. He loved ecological farms

He enjoyed visiting deluxe ecological fruit farms and it is very probable that this inspired him to name his company Apple.

Luxusní vila na prodej, Dolní Měcholupy - 616m
Luxusní vila na prodej, Dolní Měcholupy - 616m, Praha 10

7. He was a high-principled boss

He was highly driven. He abided by strict rules and principles.

8. He established Pixar 

In 1986 he purchased the Graphics Group, which he renamed Pixar Animation Studios.

9.  He donated a lot of money to charity, but it is not known how much and to whom.

10. At the time of his death the net value of his property was USD 10 billion.

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