In success stories we take a look at some of the most successful people in history and breakdown their lives and tips to success. In this post we will be featuring the visionary, Steve Jobs.


NAME: Steve Jobs

DOB: February 24th 1955

NET-WORTH: $11 Billion (Before he passed in 2011)



MENTOR: Andy Grove

Early life

  • Adopted by Paul and Clara jobs
  • Moved to Silicon valley
  • Got a summer job with Hewlett Packard at 13
  • 1969 – meets Steve Wozniak his Apple co-founder
  • 1973 – Dropped out of college but stayed on campus to study subjects of interest
  • 1976 – Apple computer inc is incorporated by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne
  • Later the Apple 1 was showcases at the homebrew computer club. Due to a great response Steve and Woz began to make Apple 1 boards from Steve’s garage
  • 1997 – Steve joins Apple full-time
  • Started to build traction and fame when the new Apple 2 was released, it became the first mass-marketed computer


  • Ex girlfriend has child and claims its Steve’s. He refuses to take responsibility for the child
  • 1980- The apple 3 is a flop
  • Apple goes public making Steve 100’s of millions
  • Steve jobs turns 29 in 1984 and the Macintosh is released
  • Steve resigns from Apple
  • Starts NeXT and invests in Pixar
  • 1989 – Named entrepreneur of the year
  • 1991 gets married
  • Jobs goes back to Apple in 1997 to save the company
  • In 2001 Apple released the first ipod
  • In 2003 Apple released itunes
  • In 2007 the first iphone was released


  • Steve unfortunately passed away in 2011 after losing his battle with cancer
  • A biography called Steve jobs and a film simply called jobs, have been released since his passing
  • Continuation of iphone and ipad models
  • Steve was giving millions away in private, and his family have continued his works since his passing

Top traits 

  • Unbelievable imagination
  • Ability to develop and design everyday products
  • Customer orientated/customer empathy
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate and fearless
  • Reads a lot
  • High work rate

Top tips for success

  • Do what you love
  • Put a dent in the universe (Make an impact)
  • Make connections
  • Say no to 1,000 things (Every opportunity is not for you)
  • Create insanely different experiences (Be different, really different)
  • Master the message (Communicate your ideas)
  • Sell dreams not products (Use emotion)

Best quote

If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?