Steve Jobs

Jobs in 2010, Featureflash /

Date of Birth: February 24, 1955

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Death: October 5, 2011

Place of Death: Palo Alto, California, U.S.

*biological father – Syrian
*biological mother – Swiss-German, German

Steve Jobs (Steven Paul Jobs) was an American businessperson and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc., among his involvement in many other important companies and technologies.

Steve’s biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, is a Syrian Muslim, from Homs. Steve’s biological mother, Joanne Carole (Schieble), was an American, of Swiss-German and German descent. The two met in Wisconsin, where Joanne was from, while Abdulfattah was there as a student. Because of family objections to the couple, they did not initially marry. His biological mother gave him up for adoption. His biological parents later married and had another child, novelist Mona Simpson.

Steve was adopted by a California couple, Clara (Hagopian) and Paul Reinhold Jobs. Paul was of German descent, and was the son of Edwin A. Jobs and Clara B. Clara Hagopian was of Armenian ancestry, and was the daughter of Louis Hagopian and Victoria Artinian.

Steve had a daughter with his former partner Chrisann Brennan, and three children with his wife, businessperson Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve’s sister Mona was married to writer and producer Richard Appel.

Steve passed away on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. He will be remembered for the technological innovations he contributed to the world.

Steve’s biological maternal grandfather was Arthur Casper Anthony Schieble (the son of Kaspar/Casper Schieble and Anna Maria Acker). Arthur was born in Wisconsin. Kaspar was born in Baden, Aargau, Switzerland, the son of Franz Joseph Schieble and Anna Maria Haus, and was of Swiss-German descent. Anna Acker was born in Wisconsin, to Swiss parents, Johannes/John Acker and Brigitta/Bridget Binz, from Baden, Aargau, Switzerland, and was of Swiss-German descent.

Steve’s biological maternal grandmother was Irene Thekla Ziegler (the daughter of Rudolph Ferdinand Ziegler and Hedwig “Hattie” Horn). Irene was born in Wisconsin. Rudolph was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Johann Christoff/Christoph Ziegler and Julianna Augusta Schwartz. Hedwig was born in Saxony, Germany, to Edward Horn and Thekla Haag.

Sources: Genealogies of Steve Jobs –

Genealogy of Steve Jobs (focusing on his adoptive parents) –

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Curious about ethnicity

13 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    Best biracial man since Obama.

  2. Devotion says:

    Definitely did look Semitic/Mediterranean.

  3. Check7t says:

    His nose is MENA.

  4. he has some middle eastern features it makes me feel him look kinda arabic

  5. I love you, Roger Scientist says:

    Steve Jobs was an Arab? I never knew. I am surprised, but cool and interesting fact.

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