Steve Jobs met his biological father, and didn’t realize it for YEARS!
Of the many tidbits coming out through the new, authorized Steve Jobs biography, this is one of the most curious ones.
Steve Jobs finally tracked down his biological mother, who then introduced him to his sister, Mona Simpson. She turned out to be an accomplished novelist and shared many traits with Jobs; they eventually formed a very close relationship.
While Jobs didn’t want anything to do with his biological father, Mona Simpson eventually tracked him down (he had abandoned her and her mom when Mona was 5). In their conversation, he mentioned that he used to run a restaurant in Palo Alto, CA that had been very successful. He listed famous people that ate there… including Steve Jobs!
Simpson managed to contain herself and tell her dad that Steve Jobs was his son at the time. However, she did tell Jobs, who brushed it aside, and never made an effort to go and meet him again.