1. As an eighth-grader, he called William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, to inquire about a part missing from a frequency counter he was assembling, the New York Times reports. Hewlett reportedly spoke to Jobs for 20 minutes, then offered him a bag of parts and a summer internship.
  2. He built so-called "blue boxes" that could trick phones into allowing users to make free calls to anywhere in the world.
  3. Jobs drove his 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 for years with no official license plate, just a barcode.
  4. Steve initially denied he was the father of his first daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs with Bay Area painter Chrisann Brennan , claiming he was sterile. The Apple CEO later acknowledged Lisa as his daughter, even naming the Lisa computer (the "Apple III") after his first-born.
  5. His iPad 2 held just a single work: An Autobiography of a Yogi, which he read once a year for decades.
  6. He was adopted, and his biological father was Syrian.
  7. Steve Jobs is a college dropout. In 1972, Jobs graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California and enrolled in Reed College in Oregon. One semester later he dropped out.
  8. One of the most admired CEOs, Jobs takes home a $1 salary. However, he owns some 5.5 million shares in the company, which are worth some $1.8 billion at the current price of around $333 a share, a rise of more than 50 per cent on the year.
  9. Steve Jobs chose the name Apple for his company because he admired Beatles' Apple Records.
  10. He spent days in poverty. He didn't have his own room so he slept on the floor in his friend's room. He would collect money for his food by returning coke bottles (and receiving 5cent per bottle). Every Sunday night he would walk seven miles just to get one good meal at the Hare Krishna temple.