“Steve jobs in his Palo Alto home with Bill Gates. 1991. Sitting upon what appears to be an Armenian made rug from Chahar Mahal region also known as Bakhtiari. The design of this rug with its geometric symbolic elements in panels were mostly woven by Armenians who were mostly concentrated in about 7 different villages of Chahar Mahal region.” – Master Weaver, Hratch Kozibeyokian. Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who was raised in the family of an Armenian mother and an American father. It is said that Steve Jobs spoke Armenian fluently, however I could not find a reliable source to confirm that he did. Jobs’ adoptive mother Claire Hagopian played a very big role in bringing up the genius, Jobs had never been keen to speak about his biological parents. Jobs was born in San Francisco and was adopted by the family of Paul and Clara Jobs (née Hagopian) of Mountain View, California. Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, Patti. Clara Hagopian was born in New Jersey, where her parents ended up after fleeing Armenia from the Ottoman Turks during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. When she was still a little girl her parents decided to move to the Mission District in San Francisco. Jobs’ biological parents – Abdulfattah John Jandali, a Muslim Syrian immigrant to the U.S from Homs, who later became a political science professor, and Joanne Schieble (later Simpson), an American graduate student who went on to become a speech language pathologist – eventually married. Together, they gave birth to and raised Jobs’ biological sister, novelist Mona Simpson. Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Stephen Wozniak in the Jobs’ family garage. Apple’s revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology.
SOURCES: Isaacson, W. (2011). Steve Jobs the biography. ISBN 1451648537, USA: Simon & Schuster; instagram.com/historyofarmenia.