Steve Jobs' birth father
...The missing piece is the identity of his biological father, whose strange story, uncovered here for the first time, provides fresh insight into the sources of character that have made Steve Jobs one of the greatest icons of American business...
...And it turns out that Jobs, arguably the most fascinating figure in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood, can make yet another claim to exceptionalism: he is the most prominent living Arab-American. His biological father, Abdulfattah Jandali, immigrated from his native Syria at the age of 21 in 1952.
His identity was outed, albeit obscurely, by Jobs' sister, Mona Simpson, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling novelist. She was born two and a half years after Jobs to the same parents, who chose to keep and raise their second child.
(Dan said in his post that this is an excerpt from an article written by Fredric Alan Maxwell, author of Bad Boy Ballmer, about Steve Jobs' birth father and that Maxwell had invited Gillmor to post an excerpt.)
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