Chances are, you love the products that Apple makes. You know that the company’s co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs resigned about four days back. Many of us appreciate Apple and endear Steve Jobs for what the company is today without knowing the actual past of the company and its co-founder. The real father of Steve Jobs says that he’d like the former Apple CEO to establish contact between the two.
Regardless of Steve Jobs being perhaps the most innovative person of our time, not a lot of you know that he wasn’t raised by his actual parents. After birth, Steve Jobs who obviously didn’t even have this name back then, was put up for adoption on the premise that the parents who would adopt him would send him to college. Paul and Clara Jobs agreed to the condition set by Joanne Simpson who is Steve Jobs’ biological mother. Soon after Steve Jobs had finished high school, he was sent to Reed College from where he dropped out of after only one semester to found Apple with partners Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, the rest as they say, is history.
However, Steve and his real father Abdulfattah John Jandali have never met. Steve was an infant when he was adopted and obviously had no memory of his real father. Apart from the fact that Jandali is happy for his son’s success, he does not want to be the first one in establishing contact primarily because he doesn’t want Steve to think that he’s after his fortune. Steve Jobs owns a considerable amount of Apple stock amongst various other investments including but not limited to Pixar. Jandali says that he regrets not being a part of the ride to Steve’s success. He also adds that if it were up for him, he would have never given the baby up for adoption but due to the fact that his girlfriend at that time, also Steve’s mother, went up to San Francisco to have the baby and he wasn’t there to voice his choice.
Jandali seems to be genuinely concerned about Steve Jobs’ health. He himself being of almost 80 years now wishes that time doesn’t run out for the both of them. Steve has been battling with cancer for over 6 years and he is seriously considered about his son’s health. He believes that he will be a very happy man if Steve reaches out for a rendezvous with him, if only over one cup of coffee.
One would think that after Steve resigned as CEO of Apple, he will have a lot of free time on his hands. While he still stays on the company as Chairman Board of Directors, questions are already being raised on the state of his health. Although obviously it is entirely going to be his decision whether or not he’d like to reach out and talk to his biological father who claims that the Syrian pride in him hold him back from being the first one to contact the other.
Even if they do meet, its unlikely that it would be make a public affair and the press would be told about it. What do you think, should Steve Jobs contact Abdulfattah John Jandali?