Inside The Life of Reed Paul Jobs, Son of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs

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Reed Paul Jobs is the only son of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and his wife Laurene Powell. His father almost single-handedly revolutionized the whole tech industry. However, in doing so Steve somehow became distant from his kids. While growing up, it’s been said that Reed had the same nature as his father, incisive and smart.

Well, today we shall find out all about Reed Jobs. We’re going to tell you about Reed Paul Jobs’ net worth, education, siblings, current whereabouts, and if he is dating someone.

Reed Paul Jobs’ Profile

Date of BirthSeptember 22, 1991
CollegeStanford University
FatherSteve Jobs
MotherLaurene Powell
Net Worth$2 million
Zodiac SignVirgo
ProfessionHealth Director

Reed Paul Jobs Grew Up in Palo Alto

Reed was born on September 22, 1991, in California. He is the first biological son between Steve and Laurene. His mother Laurene gave birth to him just a few months after her wedding to Steve. The star kid grew up in his father’s massive 5,768 square feet house situated on the Palo Alto corner of Waverly Street.

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Reed with his dad during their visit to Japan.

Regarding his ethnicity, Reed has a mixture of ancestry. From his dad’s side, he is of Syrian, Swiss, and German descent. While from his mom’s side, he is of English ancestry.

What is The Truth Behind Reed’s Name?

When Laurene gave birth to her firstborn, choosing a name was no small task. After much discussion, she and Steve decided to go for Reed Paul.

The inspiration behind his first name is reportedly Reed College, the college that his father joined but later dropped out. As for the middle name, well, Paul was the first name of Steve’s adopted father.

Reed Has Two Biological Siblings and One Half-Sister

Apart from Reed, the Jobs residence in Palo Alto also echoed the soft cries of Reed’s younger sisters. The middle one of the Steve and Laurene brood, Erin Siena Jobs came into this world on August 19th, 1995. A few years after, the youngest and probably the high-spirited one, Eve Jobs was born on May 2nd, 1998.

Despite being busy with his work, Steve tried to spend as much time as possible with his kids. All in all, the five of them were like your good old tight-knit family.

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The Jobs siblings, Source: Quora

Meanwhile, Reed Paul Jobs also has a half-sister named Lisa Brennan Jobs, born May 17th, 1978. Lisa is Steve’s daughter from his relationship with his high school sweetheart, Chrisann Brennan. Although Chrisann and Steve called it quits after graduating high school, they reconnected later.

Talking about Reed’s siblings, Erin is a Tulane University graduate, Eve is a professional equestrian, and half-sibling Lisa is an author.

He Was Keen To Study Cancer from His Early Childhood Days

Since joining the middle school, Reed was quite interested in studying cancer. He was so into it that his high school senior report was related to the cancer study. After the completion of his project, he presented his study in front of the whole school. His father Steve, alongside his other family members, was in the audience beaming with pride.

By the by, he studied at the independent college day prep school, Crystal Uplands School. Moving on, after graduating high school, Reed Jobs did his under graduation and post-graduation from the world-renowned Stanford University.

Reed Paul Jobs is a Health Director Investing in Cancer Research

After graduating with a degree in Master of Arts in 2015, he joined his current workplace, Emerson Collective. Since 2015, he has been working as the Health director at the company. Talking about the company, it was founded by Reed’s mother Laurene back in 2004.

The for-profit corporation generally focuses on education, immigration reform, and health. In an interview in 2018, Reed mentioned that his role is to invest in oncology projects in companies that focus on cancer research.

Reed’s Mother and Father were Married for Two Decades

Steve had a string of relationships in his lifetime but none of them held out for long. Nevertheless, it all changed when he came across Laurene in 1989. The late innovator was giving a lecture at the Stanford Graduate School for Business when he came across his future wife sitting in the front row.

Upon seeing her for the first time, Steve was head over heels. He was so infatuated by her beauty that immediately after finishing up his speech, he met her in the parking lot and asked her out.

After dating for a couple of months, they married on March 18, 1991. Their happy marriage came to an end after Steve’s untimely demise in 2011.

Is Reed Paul Jobs Dating Someone?

Reed Jobs’ dating life is out of the media radar as of yet. It’s really tricky to speculate if Reed is dating or even married to someone since the star kid isn’t active on social media. Moreover, he rarely appears in public meaning he is a reserved guy.

But wait, this doesn’t mean Reed never had any girlfriend. In the book titled Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson, it has been stated that he was in a relationship back in 2010. An interesting anecdote, Reed once, while eating dinner with the family, asked his father Steve to suggest him a nice place for a date night with his girlfriend.

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Reed Paul Jobs’ love life is still a mystery

Steve then recommended that he go to Il Fornaio restaurant. Unfortunately, Reed had already tried going there but couldn’t get a reservation. Then out of nowhere, the otherwise shy and reserved Erin told her brother that she would set up a tepee in their backyard for his date while Eve will serve a romantic meal for the two.

Going by the story, one thing is for certain Reed did have a girlfriend back in 2010. Who knows, maybe they are still in a relationship.

Reed Paul Jobs Lives a Rather Humble Life Despite Being a Billionaire’s Son

When Steve died, he left a billion-dollar fortune. The majority of his wealth was inherited by his wife Laurene, who now has a net worth of $20 billion.

It is clear that Reed also enjoys a fairly lavish life. But then again, the Jobs kids are an intellectual bunch. All of them are in their own respective field. Above all, Reed is trying to change the cancer scenario from his work as a health director. We hope his dream comes true.

Did Reed Paul Jobs Inherit His Dad Steve Jobs’ Net Worth?

Neither Reed nor his siblings did receive their late father Steve Jobs’ inheritance. But, Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs got most of his wealth which is worth over $22 billion at the time. She once told New York Times,

“I inherited my wealth from my husband, who didn’t care about the accumulation of wealth. I’m not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that. […] Steve wasn’t interested in that. If I live long enough, it ends with me.”

Apparently, Reed’s sister Lisa claimed she and her siblings received a certain amount of money after their dad’s demise. And as per sources, Reed Paul has a net worth of $2 million as of 2023.


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