Steve Wozniak is an American computer engineer and technology entrepreneur who is also a well-known philanthropist and a very skilled coder. He is arguably most known for being the co-founder of Apple Inc.
Stephen Gary Wozniak, often known as “The WoZ” or just “Steve Wozniak,” was born in San Jose, California, on August 11, 1950. His father, Jacob Jerry” Wozniak, and mother, Margaret Louise Wozniak, welcomed him into the world. His father was a Michigan native, while his mother was a Washington native. He is thought to have Polish, English, German, and Irish ancestors. Wozniak was a technology enthusiast who attended Homestead High School and was a very bright and clever student. He had a passion for electronics since he was a boy, and he would often keep himself occupied by creating his own gadgets such as a voltmeter, calculator, radio, and so on. He barely engaged in any outdoor activities, such as sports.Wozniak flunked out of the University of Colorado after graduating from high school, so he enrolled in the University of California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Wozniak has always attributed viewing ‘Star Trek’ and visiting a ‘Star Trek’ conference as a kid for inspiring him to start ‘Apple Inc.’
Wozniak met Steve Jobs, who, like him, despised education and had a passion for electronics, through a mutual acquaintance. While working on a mainframe computer at Hewlett-Packard, the two quickly became close friends. In the meanwhile, demand for personal computers grew, prompting the development of microprocessors. Wozniak couldn’t afford to buy a computer, so he built one himself, which was later followed by the first generation of ‘Apple Computers,’ dubbed the ‘Apple P.’ Wozniak created the whole Apple P, from the hardware to the circuit board designs to the operating system.’In the history of computers, Apple became the first home computer to display a character on a television screen. While Wozniak was engaged enhancing their existing ‘Apple’ model, Steve Jobs assumed responsibility for marketing. The fact that ‘Apple P’ featured an easy-to-achieve video capability set it apart from the competition. Wozniak also co-founded Wheels of Zeus, a company that develops wireless GPS technology to assist the ordinary person in finding their route to their intended location. Wozniak departed ‘Apple’ because he no longer wanted to be a part of the management. He then put all of the money into a company he founded to fund his educational and humanitarian endeavours.Steve Wozniak is one of the genius minds behind the ‘Apple’ computer. For his contributions to the worlds of electronics and computers, he has received several accolades. His most notable achievement was being elected into the ‘National Inventors Hall of Fame.’
Wozniak has had four marriages. Alice Robertson, his lifelong lover, was his first bridesmaid. The pair enjoyed a wonderful four-year marriage and a wonderful life together. As time went on, their love diminished, and the couple decided to call it quits. Wozniak later married Candice Clark, a gold medallist in slalom canoeing. They’ve been married for six years and have three children. After the divorce, their youngest kid was born. J Wozniak had an affair with actress Kathy Griffin for a brief period after the divorce before marrying Suzanne Mulkern. Before being divorced, the pair had been married for approximately fourteen years.Wozniak is currently married to Janet Hill. The pair lives in Los Gatos, California, and has been married for ten years. Despite not being religious, he is a Freemason. He enjoys playing video games even at this age, and his favourite is ‘Tetris.’ He suffers from a disorder known as facial blindness.
Steve Wozniak, who was born on August 11, 1950, is 71 years old today, January 17, 2022. He stands 1.68 meters tall and weighs 84 kg.
Steve Wozniak’s net worth is projected to be over $120 million as of January 2022. His revenues from his contributions to the realm of computers and electronics have been his major source of income. Steve Wozniak is a talented individual who gave the world the Apple computer and software that easily takes people to their destinations. He has put forth a lot of effort to obtain the success that he has now. His biggest contribution to the realm of technology will always be remembered.