The first thing that comes to mind when we think Steve Jobs is the company Apple and their products. The infamous iPod and its brother the iPhone took the world by a storm. Every child wanted the iPod to carry his or her music when it first came to market. Likewise was the effect of the iPhone if not greater. The father of the iPhone and Apple, Steve Jobs was born in 24th of February in 1955. He was adopted by Paul Reinhold Jobs and Clara Jobs. His biological parents were Joanne Carole Schieble a catholic of Swiss and German descent and Abdulfattah Jandali a Muslim of Syrian descent. His biological Parents had to give up the child as Scheible’s father did not like his daughter’s relationship with a Muslim man.
Throughout his career Steve Job has done many extraordinary things other than co-finding Apple. But he has worked his way up through it all. He has seen many ups and downs in life and yet never gave up. Mr. Jobs had a very multicultural upbringing due to his residential location in San Francisco and his background. Mr. Jobs had dropped out of Reeds College in 1972 because he felt his parents Clara and Paul could not afford it. After which he took a tour of India to find spiritual enlightenment.
Jobs, then Co-founded Apple in 1976 which was initially a big success and a seller of personal computers. The company then had power struggle issues and Jobs was forced to leave the company he himself had built. During his time out of Apple Steve Jobs made many other extraordinary developments that the world loves to date. In 1997 Jobs again became the CEO of apple when it was on the brinks of bankruptcy and made it profitable again through his revolutionary ideas.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour in 2003 and died from the disease in October of 2011. The world still misses Jobs to this day, he built a cult of followers who believed Apple was because of Mr. Jobs and that the company is nothing without the man. Apart from what I have mentioned above
Mr. Jobs has done many extraordinary things many people are not so aware of so here are a list of the top 10 extraordinary things Steve Job provided the world with. All the legendary man left behind.
10. Steve Jobs Gave Vision to the World
The turnaround in Steve Jobs life was not only an example of hard work but also an extraordinary thing. From being struck off from Apple, to bringing Apple to the top of the world by attracting investors such as Microsoft. He then used his mind to make products that he thought the world needed.
9. Boosting Employment
In 1997, when Apple was in its initial stages, they had a total of 8437 regular employees. Today, they have approximately 48000 full-time working employees at Apple. This is truly an extraordinary thing and a remarkable change.
Having an unmatchable revolutionary mind is very rare. Steve Jobs had a vision, to make the most advanced changes in the technological world. he achieved this extraordinary thing by steering Apple in the direction of excellence, he developed products for consumers that he thought they needed.
7. Wowing Investors
When Apple was in its initial phases, its stock was worth $9 a share. After the hard work of Steve Jobs and all his revolutionary ideas, the stock value today is around $372. At $345 billion, Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world. It is an extraordinary thing to bring a company from zero to hero.
6. Inspired the World
Steve Jobs was the true definition of hard work. His character goes to show us that not every entrepreneur starts off big and that not every person born is born with a silver spoon, some have to work for it. The great Bill Gates once said, “If you’re born poor, it’s not your fault, but if you die poor, that’s your fault.” Steve Jobs is truly an example of this quote, starting off with a pay of $1, who would have ever thought that he would go on to become one of the world’s richest. Truly an extraordinary thing.
5. The iPad
The iPad is one of the long list of extraordinary things done by Steve Jobs. When the iPad launched, there were many other brands that were producing electronic tablets, tablet computers and mobile devices, but the iPad broke every record and all the other devices were no match for the iPad. The iPad beat record sales quarter after quarter and also gave rise to new business concepts.
The iPad is still the most advanced and yet user friendly tablet in the market and also the most selling, the Apple store allows thousands of applications to be installed on it. This is by far one of the better extraordinary things done by Steve Jobs.
4. The iPhone
Coming at number 4 in our list of the extraordinary things Steve Jobs did, is the production of the World’s no. 1 smartphone, the iPhone. Steve Jobs used to experiment with touch screens. Steve Jobs was not happy at that time, because he felt that the tablet PC’s and the PDA’s that came out at in the earlier 2000’s were not impressive enough and either had a design issue or other issue. He then took it in his hands and released the iPhone in 2007.
This smartphone was to be the most revolutionary smartphone ever to be made. The iPhone was such a big hit that people used to wait in lines outside the Apple store to buy it. The iPhone truly is an extraordinary thing done by Steve Jobs as it took over the world by storm.
3. Don’t Do it for the Money
Steve Jobs is a very big inspiration to all the people, who are starting out on a very low pay. Steve Jobs merely earned $1 per year. Unlike other big CEO’s at that time, that were taking home a paycheck of up to $1 million per year. When Steve Jobs joined Apple again in 1997 after being let go from the company, he worked at a pay of $1.
The whole world knows Steve Jobs for his wealth, but not many know from where he started. He made big investments in Disney and Apple. Steve was quoted saying, “I never did it for the money”. This is truly an extraordinary thing and an extraordinary example of a very ordinary man.
2. The Macintosh
Steve Jobs is widely known as the revolutionist that changed the world with one simple computer, the Macintosh. Which comes at the 2nd spot in our list of extraordinary things Steve jobs did. The original release date of the Macintosh was January 24, 1984. It had an initial selling price of $2,495, which in today’s world is equal to a whopping $5,683. The original Macintosh, also referred to as The Mac, was the first of its kind in the revolutionary line of Apple computers. It had a 128KB ram which was shared by the processor and the display.
It was designed to achieve adequate graphics and a price tag that was reachable to the middle class. The newer and later versions of the Macintosh became more and more advanced as time passed. Now, the latest Mac Laptop also known as the MacBook, is as slim as a notebook and can store up to 1TB of memory. The revolutionary design of the MacBook also allows it to be super light and portable. No one in 1984, would have ever imagined that how the Macintosh would change the world of computers. This is truly an extraordinary thing done by Steve Jobs.
1. iPod and iTunes
Taking the number 1 spot in our list is the world famous iPod and iTunes. It is fair to say that Apple flourished due to the launch of the iPod. It is their one of the best selling devices ever. It came out in 2001 and shook the world of handheld music devices. There were many other digital players like the Sony Walkman, but none of them match the class of an iPod. The pint-sized gadget which is famous for its portability and the fact that it has a huge memory, was a revolutionary development by Steve Jobs and one of the extraordinary things he did.
Many new models of the iPod are available in the market, like the iPod touch. Perhaps, even a more extraordinary thing done by Steve Jobs was the revolutionary iTunes, the digital media player that also launched in 2001. iTunes was not only any ordinary music player, later on, you could buy, sell and share music with the whole world. It took the world of music by storm and beat every other brand in the market. It gives musicians and artists a platform to reach their audiences and was truly and extraordinary thing done by Steve Jobs.