Steve Jobs Unknowingly Met His Biological Father

Jobs’ sister refrained from telling Jandali who the ‘great tipper’ was

By on October 24th, 2011 10:01 GMT

Given up for adoption as small child, Steve Jobs later met his natural mother who revealed to him that his sister was the novelist Mona Simpson. The sister later revealed to Steve Jobs who his natural father was and, most importantly, that they had also met.

CBS interviewed Walter Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs’ biography, who revealed to the world that Jobs bonded with Simpson, which allowed him to set out to find their father.

It was the sister who found him, a man named Abdulfattah “John” Jandali who managed a coffee shop. “I wish you could have seen me when I was running a bigger restaurant,” Jandali had said to Simpson who had not told Jandali who his son was.

Jandali was talking about a popular Mediterranean restaurant in Silicon Valley. “‘Everybody used to come there,’” Isaacson says Jandali told Simpson. “‘Even Steve Jobs used to eat there. Yeah, he was a great tipper.’”

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