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7 Most Surprising Things in Steve Jobs' FBI File

Stocks in this article: AAPL

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its file of Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, revealing that he was being considered for an appointment under President George H.W. Bush.

While a large portion of the file reiterated details from Walter Isaacson's recent biography--particularly related to Jobs' drug use and ability to "twist the truth" -- we undercovered several nuggets about Jobs. Here are seven of them:

  • Jobs earned an overall grade point average of 2.65 on a 4.0 scale in high school.
  • A bomb threat was made against Jobs and other Apple executives in 1985, the document said. The caller said that bombs had been placed in the homes of Jobs and others and demanded $1 million.
  • One person whose name was redacted -- but is almost certainly Chris-Ann Brennan (the mother of Jobs' child, Lisa Brennan Jobs) -- used an assumed name when mentioned in books about the Apple CEO to protect her daughter from the risk of kidnap for ransom.
  • The Apple co-founder belonged to no organizations other than the New York Athletic Club, according to file. Jobs, however, had never been in the NYAC and knew nothing with regard to their membership policies.
  • Jobs had at one time run an Apple orchard in Portland, Ore., with a partner described as "a former hippie." He was also the former part owner of forest land in Oregon, which included a mine.
  • Back in 1991, the tech icon already had "more money than he could spend in a lifetime", one person told the FBI. Jobs' main concern was how that wealth would be used after he was gone, they added.
  • One person interviewed by the FBI said that Jobs had undergone a change in philosophy by participating in eastern and/or Indian mysticism and religion. This change had apparently influenced Jobs' personal life for the better.
  • --Written by Olivia Oran in New York.



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