He was born February 24, 1955 and a week later was put up for adoption by his unmarried mother.
His biological parents later married and gave birth to his sister, novelist Mona Simpson whom he did not meet until they were adults.
He frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company and was soon hired there and worked as a summer employee.
He graduated from high school but dropped out of college after only one semester.
He had a job as a technician at Atari with the primary intent of saving money for a spiritual retreat to India.
He went into business briefly in 1974 to build "blue boxes" that allowed free long distance calls.
After that he backpacked around India and came back with his head shaved wearing traditional Indian clothing and went back to his previous job at Atari and was given the task of creating a circuit board for the game Breakout.
He and his friend Steve Wozniak started a company to market the computer. The first personal computer they introduced sold for $666.66, a number Wozniak came up with because he liked repeating digits. It successor the "2" version was introduced the following year and became a huge success turning their company into an important player in the personal computer industry.
In 1985 he was ousted from the company that he created. In 1997 the company that he founded after being ousted was purchased and it brought him back to the original company he co-founded. He has served as it CEO since his return.
He is considered to be a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industires.
His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted cult following.
Without this weeks Hump Day Hottie we may not have any of the following items:
Any Pixar movie (Cars, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. etc).
And the newest invention people will be scrambling for:
This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple, Inc.)