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Most people know that Steve Jobs was one of the founders of Apple, the huge computer-based tech company. However, this innovative designer, businessman, and inventor had his hand in quite a few other high-profile companies and endeavors. His childhood, personal life, and interactions with his colleagues also make up a large part of who Steve Jobs was and how he will be remembered.

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1. Steve Jobs Was Adopted

On February 24, 1955, Joanne Schieble gave birth to a son in San Francisco. The baby's father, Abdulfattah Jandali, was a Syrian graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Joanne's Catholic parents objected to the relationship because Abdulfattah was an Arab Muslim. They forced the couple to give the baby up for adoption. Paul and Clara Jobs, a working-class couple, adopted the boy with the stipulation that they send Steven to college.

When Steve was two years old, the family moved to Mountain View, California. Paul constructed a workbench in the garage, passing along to Steve his love for mechanics and building.

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