|Real Name:||Reed Paul Jobs|
|Birthday:||September 22, 1991|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Occupation:||American Health Director, Son of Steve Jobs|
Reed Paul Jobs is a well-known celebrity child. He is the son of one of the most important people in the technology industry. His father Steve Jobs revolutionized the tech industry as an Apple Inc. co-founder. Steve’s biography says that in revolutionizing the industry, he somehow became distant from his family, mainly his children.
But Reed and the others still had a chance to hang out with their father. Reed Jobs is the only son of the late Apple co-founder and his wife Laurene Powell.
Reed also has three sisters, Lisa Brennan, Erin Siena, and Eve Jobs. Let’s talk about Reed now.
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Who Was His Father?
We are sure most people have heard a word or two about Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder. Yet, we have to check a bit about his biography before we talk about any of his children.
Born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1995, he passed away on October 5, 2011. Steve was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, industrial designer, and investor. Many people recognize him as the Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO of the company. But he also founded Pixar, a company that is now a member of the Walt Disney Company. And Steve founded NeXT, another major company.
Born in San Francisco, California, to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, he was adopted by Clara Hagopian and Paul Reinhold Jobs.
His father was an Arab Muslim from Syria who moved to the United States for his education. At the University of Wisconsin, he met Joanne Schieble, an American Catholic of German and Swiss descent. Her parents were not happy she was with a Muslim, and they even threatened to disown her. That is why Jobs’ parents remained an unmarried couple.
Steve was adopted shortly after his birth. Speaking of his education, he attended Reed College in 1972 before withdrawing the same year. In 1974, he traveled through India seeking enlightenment before studying Zen Buddhism.
In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with the intention to sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. They gained more popularity with the production of Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers.
In 1985, Jobs was forced out of the company after a power struggle with the board and its then-CEO, John Sculley. With a few Apple employees, Jobs founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in computers for higher education and business markets. He would also found Pixar, a new company that would go on to produce the first 3D computer-animated feature film, Toy Story.
In 1997, Jobs successfully returned to Apple as CEO after the company’s acquisition of NeXT. Back in the company he co-founded, Jobs was largely responsible for reviving Apple. At the time he got back there, the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. Nowadays, it is one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Everything began with the Think Different advertising campaign, continuing with Apple Store, App Store, iMac, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and more products.
One might say that Jobs was the man behind the smartphone revolution. And that is largely true.
Now let’s talk about Steve’s only son, Reed Paul Jobs. He is a well-known celebrity son. Born in September 1991, in California, he has three sisters.
Reed is the only son of Steve and his wife Laurene Powell Jobs. Of his three sisters, two are biological, and one is a half-sister from his father’s side.
Speaking of his education, he attended Stanford University, the one where his father gave one of the most memorable speeches. He has brown eyes and hair color like his father.
While many recognize him as the only son of Steve Jobs, Reed Jobs has carved a decent career of his own.
Fun fact: Reed was born the same year his parents got married. Steve got married to Laurene Jobs in March 1991, and Reed was born in September of the same year.
He graduated from Stanford University with an honors degree in history and international security in 2014. He would then go on to get a master’s degree in history from Stanford in 2015.
Since then, he has worked as the managing director of Emerson Collective Foundation, an organization that was founded by his mother in 2004. The company focuses on areas ranging from immigration reform to the environment. Yet, his work is mainly in the healthcare space.
On the website of the company, he says, “While most other players in this space focus on philanthropy or investment, we’re able to do both”. He noted that the core goal of his team is to develop new therapeutic options for cancer patients.
Let’s talk a bit more about Reed’s career. He was interested in cancer research since he was in middle school. In his high school senior report, there were words about his intentions to cancer study. Following the completion of his project, he presented the study in front of the entire school, and his father and family members were in the audience.
He would then go on to study in a college day prep school, Crystal Uplands School. After graduating high school, he did his post-graduation at the world-renowned Stanford University.
After getting his master’s degree, he joined Emerson Collective. There, he is the Health director of the company. It was founded by his mother back in 2004.
It is a for-profit corporation that focuses on education, health, immigration reform, and more. His role is to invest in oncology projects in companies that focus on cancer research.
What Are His Siblings Doing?
Reed has three sisters, two biological and one half-sister.
His elder sister, Lisa Brennan Jobs was born in May 1978. She is the daughter of Steve and his on-again and off-again relationship with Chrisann Brennan.
Initially, Steve denied it was his daughter, stating in court papers that he was sterile and infertile. But eventually, Lisa was recognized as Steve’s daughter.
She attended Harvard University and spent a year studying abroad at King’s College in London. In his autobiography, Steve recognized his regret about the way he handled the situation.
On her part, Lisa has written memoirs about the relationship she had with the late Apple co-founder.
Erin Siena Jobs
Erin is Steve’s first daughter with Laurene Powell. Born in August 1995, she is one of the shyest children of Jobs. She doesn’t have a social media profile or appear in public.
In Steve’s biography, Walter Isaacson wrote that “Erin is quiet, introspective, and has a personal sensitivity more mature than her father’s”.
Eve is the youngest member of the Jobs family. She was born in July 1998 and is also a Stanford University graduate.
Eve is an accomplished equestrian. In 2019, she was ranked Number 5 on the list of the top 1,000 riders under 25 around the world.
Then, in 2020, the youngest daughter of Jobs made her debut as a model in Glossier’s holiday ad campaign.
Eve maintained a low profile for most of her young adult life but then announced her relationship with Harry Hudson on Instagram in early 2021.
What Is In The Name?
Reed Paul Jobs has a special meaning for Steve and his wife Laurene. When she gave birth to their firstborn, she choose a name with a meaning.
They choose Reed Paul because Steve joined Reed College before dropping out. And the Paul part is the first name of Steve’s adopted father.
How much is the net worth of Steve’s firstborn son? Well, according to most reports, Reed Jobs has a net worth of $2 million. He lives a humble life despite being the son of a billionaire.
When Jobs passed away in 2011, he had a net worth of $10.2 billion. If he was alive today, he would have a value of more than $40 billion.
Neither Reed nor his siblings received money from his father’s inheritance. Laurene Powell inherited the wealth, and she has a net worth of $22 billion as of July 2023.