Celebrity Challenge: Steve Jobs

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How much do you know about the quixotic mastermind behind Apple? The black turtleneck and jeans, the theatrical key note speeches and his legendary temper are just a small part of the story.

When was Steve Jobs born?

Jobs was born on Feb. 24, 1955 in San Francisco.

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How long did Jobs attend Reed College?

Jobs dropped out after only a semester.

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For which video-game manufacturer did Jobs start working soon after he left college?

Jobs worked at Atari after dropping out of college.

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What game did he work on?

Jobs created a circuit board for the game "Breakout."

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Who was Jobs' partner in founding Apple?

Jobs founded Apple with Steve Wozniak, whom he met through the Homebrew Computer Club in the mid-'70s.

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When did Jobs unveil the first Macintosh?

Jobs got a five-minute standing ovation when he unveiled the first Mac at a raucous press conference on Jan. 24, 1984.

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What company did Jobs found after he left Apple?

After a power struggle at Apple, Jobs left in May 1985 and founded NeXT, another computer company.

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When did Jobs return to Apple?

Apple bought NeXT in 1996. Jobs was soon made interim CEO and then permanent CEO in 2000.

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Of which animation studio was Jobs CEO until 2006?

In 1986, Jobs bought the company that was to become Pixar for $10 million. In 2006, Disney bought it for $7.4 billion.

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What was Job's signature outfit?

Jobs did wear a suit and bowtie to unveil the original Mac in 1984, but he's most famously known for sporting a black St. Croix mock turtleneck, Levi's 501s and New Balance sneakers.

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