Steve Jobs Wish to ‘Know His Children:’ Denied Daughter – Said He Was Sterile – Infertile

Steve Jobs was a complex person and apparently some of the complexities were not so pretty. He had a daughter by a high school girlfriend, and

Steve Jobs

denied her saying he was “sterile and infertile,” yet he was put up for adoption and fortunate to find a loving family. Later he had three children with is wife, Laurene Powell. Jobs uncharacteristically hired a biographer in an attempt to leave behind something which would let his children feel they knew something about him. Sad, sad commentary on a man who had everything but the knowledge that his children knew him, and understood him as their father. Was Steve Jobs just too big, just too important for his children to “know?” At the end, he told his biographer that his children “were 10,000 times better than anything I’ve ever done.” When great wealth doesn’t give us the luxury of spending some reasonable time with our families, what do we have? Source: The Independent

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  • I would rather be known as to my children and friends as a loving person than to be the richest person in the world. What a sad, unfulfilled life he had.

  • I have said it before, but not on the internet. My children are my life’s work. The rest is just details.

  • Thanks for your thoughts Maggie. His first daughter’s name was Lisa, yes?

    I feel extraordinarily blessed – Kate and I have two wonderful, grounded young women ready to tackle the world. I dig money, mind, but money can’t buy that. It’s a result of Blessings and hard work. I’m with Opus: Dad is Job 1.

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  • How sad, and lonely.

    I can’t ever imagine denying a child like that.

  • Sorry: This does not make any sense to me? Steve Jobs was a complex person and apparently some of the complexities were not so pretty. He had a daughter by a high school girlfriend, and

    Steve Jobs

    denied her saying he was “sterile and infertile,” yet he was put up for adoption and fortunate to find a loving family.
    The ‘yet he was put up for adoption’ – doen’t cognitively jive in the same sentence and was he sterile or notttttttttttttt ?????????

    Thsnks for the explaination, Maggie.

  • He didn’t want to meet his biological dad.
    He’s a notoriously difficult boss too. Goes to show that people who achieve most in life don’t necessarily attain happiness.

  • Jessie

    Sad. I hope Apple will share the Tribute to all its customers and fans of Steve. We all could use a lift in spirit by celebrating his life rather than morn the loss… RIP Steve Jobs! Long live Capt. Jobs!!