Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco. His biological mother, Joanne Simpson, was an undergraduate student, and his biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, was a political science and mathematics professor, and a native Syrian.
Born out of wedlock in the puritan America of the 1950s, baby Steve was put up for adoption. Joanne had one condition – college educated herself, she insisted the future parents of her boy be just as well educated. Paul and Clara Jobs, the adoptive parents, did not meet this requirement – but Joanne agreed to let them adopt her son on the firm condition that he, at least, would go to college.