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Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Born:

Steve Wozniak whose real name is Stephen Gary Wozniak, is an American Inventor, electrical engineer and co-founded Apple Inc, Born on 11 August 1950, In San Jose, California, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Jerry Wozniak and his wife Margaret Louise Wozniak. Steve Belongs to mixed polish, German, Irish and English ancestry.

Personal Life:

Steve married four times in his life. First, he married Alice Robertson, In 1976. They have three children. The couple divorced in 1980. In 1981, he married Candice Clark Who is the daughter of Louise Clark. They divorced in 1987. In 1990, He married Suzanne Mulkern and divorced in 2004. In 2008, He married Janet Hill.

Education:

In 1968, He completed his graduation from Homestead High School. later he received the admission at the University of California. In 1986 after retiring from Apple Inc, He received the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Career:

In 1971, He met Steve Jobs, Who like him. Hated school and shared a passion for electronics. They became friends while working together on the mainframe computer at Hewlett-Packard, around this time, Wozniak dropped out the University of California. He along with Jobs, Introduced the Apple | computer. In 1976, Wozniak had developed a computer, that made him famous. He had alone designed the hardware, Circuit board and Operating system of Apple | computer. On 1 April 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed the Apple computer, which now called Apple Inc. After the success of Apple | computer, He designed the Second computer named Apple || computer. Apple || computer, Which had the ability to display color graphics and BASIC programming language Built-in. In the mid-1980s, He developed the Apple Desktop Bus, Which was proprietary bit-serial peripheral bus introduced on many later Macintosh and NeXT computer models. On February 7, 1981, He met unfortunate accident as he had been piloting a plane on the runway which crashed. He took two years to recover from the incident. In 1985, He founded CL9.  On February 6, 1987, He retired from the company. He had developed first programmable Universal Remote Control in 1987. He had founded WOZ, Wheels Of Zeus in 2001, Which create wireless GPS. In 2002, He had joined the Board of Directors Ripcord Network Inc and Danger Inc. In 2006, WOZ terminated its Operation. In 2009, He had been Employee by Fusion-io, a data storage and server company, In salt lake city, Utah. He worked with Fusion-io till 2014. In 2014, He had joined the Primary Data as a chief scientist.

Unknown Facts:

  • In 1981, Steve had loss his Memory in an aeroplane crash.
  • He loves and respects his business partners and his longtime friend Steve Jobs.
  • His real name is Stephen Gary Wozniak.
  • His nickname is “The Woz”.

Master Stroke:

  • Being an engineer, He tried to be an Author. He wrote his first Publication an Autobiography named “iWOZ from Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple and Had Fun Doing it”.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1979, He won the Grace Murray Hopper award.
  • In 1985, He won the National Medal of Technology and Innovation award.
  • In 2015, He honored SAI craftsmanship.

What can we learn from him??

Like Steve Wozniak, Give permission to others to give their opinions. Take an interest in what you do.

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