Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was from Syria.
This means that the late Apple CEO was half-Arab. His father, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali, moved to the United States in the 1950s to go to college. There, he met and started dating Joanne Carole Sciebele, Jobs’ mother. Schiebele’s father didn’t approve of Jandali, so the couple put their baby boy, Steve Jobs, up for adoption. The young couple agreed to give their son the Jobs family under the condition that they promise to give him a university education.
Steve Jobs isn’t the only successful child that Jandali and Schiebele had together. Their daughter, Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, is a famous author.