Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Brennan-Jobs in August 2005 (A JPG image)
Brennan-Jobs in August 2005
Born Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs
(1978-05-17) May 17, 1978 (age 36)
Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University (2000)
King's College London
Bennington College

Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs (born May 17, 1978)[1] is an American journalist and magazine writer. She is the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Chrisann Brennan.[2][3] Her mother wrote about this relationship in the 2013 book, The Bite in the Apple.

Brennan-Jobs was born in 1978 to 23-year-old Chrisann Brennan, a Bay Area painter, and 23-year-old Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., in Oregon. Her parents had dated on and off since high school.[4] Development of the Apple Lisa computer began in the year of Brennan's birth, just as Apple Computer, the company her father founded, began to experience significant growth. Jobs initially denied paternity, and he and Apple claimed that the name was an acronym for "Local Integrated Software Architecture".[5] Steve Jobs swore in court documents that he could not be Lisa's father because he was "sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child."[2]

Decades later, Jobs admitted to his biographer Walter Isaacson, "Obviously, it was named for my daughter."[4] Brennan-Jobs later reconnected with her father; she lived with him for a few years in her teens, and he paid for her to go to Harvard University, where she cultivated her interest in writing.[5] Brennan-Jobs has three younger half-siblings.[2]

Brennan-Jobs graduated from Harvard University in 2000[2] and is currently living in New York City. She has been published in The Southwest Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Harvard Crimson,[6] The Harvard Advocate, Spiked, Vogue, and O, The Oprah Magazine.



  1. ^ Young, Jeffrey S.; Simon, William L. (2005). iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business. Wiley. p. 58. ISBN 0-471-72083-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d Elkind, Peter (March 5, 2008). "Steve Jobs (pg 2)". CNN. p. 2. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Extracts from Bloomberg's premature Steve Jobs obituary". The Telegraph. August 28, 2008. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Isaacson, Walter (2011). Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster. p. 93. ISBN 1-4516-4853-7. 
  5. ^ a b Bullock, Diane (August 31, 2010). "The Kids of Business Icons: Lisa Brennan-Jobs". Minyanville. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lisa N. Brennan-jobs - Writer Profile". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved February 18, 2010. 

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