20. Went to India to find spiritual enlightenment
In the summer of 1974 he traveled to India with his roommate to visit Neem Karoli Baba, a Hindu guru. Upon arrival though, they discovered that the guru had past away earlier that year. Steve ended up traveling the country for seven months, after which he returned to the States with a shaved head and traditional Indian clothes.
15. Was a hippie
For a guy that went to India and came back a Buddhist it’s really not that much of a stretch. As Jeff Goodell once said about Steve back when met him at Apple, ” I had no idea that this guy would turn out to be one of the greatest visionaries of our time. To me, he just seemed like a lost hippie kid.” Of course, his hippie roots led to several other things including the time he…
10. Offered an HP internship in 8th grade
This is where all of you jealous types can start to get jealous. When Steve was a kid he would attend local lectures put on by Hewlett-Packard. After one of the lectures he approached William Hewlett because he needed some computer parts for a project. Evidently Will was so impressed by Steve he gave him the parts and then offered him an internship on the spot.
5. Found his sister at 30
Steve wasn’t the only famous one in his family. His sister, a writer, is fairly popular as well. They didn’t meet each other, however, until 1985. After their initial meeting they became really close friends and according to Mona talked “at least once every other day” up until his passing earlier this year.