10 Expensive Things Previously Owned By Steve Jobs

Vidello Productions is taking a look at 10 expensive things previously owned by Steve Jobs, including his mansion and yacht.

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10. The Jackling House

Renamed as Woodside Mansion by Steve, he tore down the old property after living in it for some time.

This huge mansion was designed by architect George Washington Smith in the early 1900s for copper magnate Daniel Jackling.

The home is located in is located in Woodside, California and was purchased by Steve Jobs in 1984 along with the surrounding estate

Jobs lived in the house for over a decade and worked with architects on plans for a new, sleeker house.

The local authorities blocked the proposals for the new home and with that the house was finally demolished in February 2011 by Steve Jobs only several months before his death.

9. Porsche 944

Steve Jobs was a huge fan of Porsche cars and his Porsche 944 was produced in the early days of his success.

It was manufactured from 1982 to 1991 and was one of the most succesfull and one of the coolest luxury automobile purchases you could’ve possibly made at the time.

The car has a zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 5.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.9 seconds at 101 mph (163 km/h).

The top speed was factory rated at 162 mph (261 km/h) and the 944 was available in coupé or cabriolet body styles, with either naturally aspirated or turbocharged engines.

Over 163,000 944s were produced, making it the most successful sports car in Porsche’s history until the introductions of the Boxster and 997 Carrera.

Looking to pick up a Porsche 944 today? Well you can expect to pay up to $18,000 dollars.

8. Palo Alto Home

Purchased in the mid-1990s, after his marriage with Laurene, Steve Jobs Palo Alto home is considered to be very modest in size.

The house features seven bedrooms and four bathrooms with the property thought to be worth more than $2.6 million dollars.

The 5,768-sq ft home sits on over half an acre and is very much of the “British country style,” fitting beautifully with the rest of the quiet neighborhood.

Very few photos of the inside of the home currently exist, however the gardens and other areas outside the home show beautiful gardens and very little security.

7. BMW Z

One of the rarest vehicles in BMW’s lineup, the BMW Z8 was another great choice made by Steve Jobs.

BMW only made around 6,000 units of this car. Additionally, the roadster was only in production from 2000 to 2003.

The car has a zero to 100 km/h (zero to 62 mph) acceleration time of 4.7 seconds and its top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h (155.4 mph) with the delimited top speed amounting to an estimated 290 km/h (180 mph).

Steve Jobs’ Z8 featured a colour-matching metal hardtop with rear defroster, neon tubes that offer quicker activation than standard lightbulbs and power windows and mirrors were controlled by a single instrument.

Due to the limited volume of Z8 production, all elements of the car were constructed or finished by hand.

When checking for prices on these cars today you are looking at upwards of $300,000 dollars.

6. Mega Yacht Venus

Designed by Philippe Starck’s design company Ubik and built by Feadship, the yacht was unveiled a year after Steve Jobs died and cost more than €100 million Euro’s.

Venus was unveiled on October 28, 2012 at the Feadship shipyard in the Netherlands and was impounded on Decemember 21, 2012 at the Port of Amsterdam following a dispute over payment that was later resolved.

The yacht was named after the Roman goddess of love, weighed 1,876 gross tons and had a length of 78.20 meters.

The bridge on Venus is jam packed with Apple computers and she highly innovative glass exterior design, however there have never been and pictures taken of the inside.

The yacht is thought to feature high tech propulsion and her clever upper deck design conceals her communications and TV receivers.

Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene now owns the Yacht, with it being seen in both Greece and Portugal on several occasions.

5. Porsche 928

Another Porsche, yes Steve was a major fan and his Porsche 928 was another one of his favourite cars to drive with his leased Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG only topping his excitement.

The 928 may have been one of the first Porsche cars he ever bought and it was produced between 1977 to 1995.

The car was the first to feature a V8 engine and the car earned a reputation for being the perfect combination of a luxury car and a sports car in one.

The car had a 4.5 Litre engine, a top speed of 146 mph (235 km/h) and depending on which year he purchased, a 0-60 speed of between 6.6 and 8 seconds.

4. 1984 Seiko Quartz Watch

Not the sort of watch you would associate with one of our lists, until you hear just how much the watch sold for in 2016.

Steve Jobs 1984 Seiko Quartz Watch was recently auctioned off by Heritage Auctions with 15 bidders battling it out until the hammer dropped at a whopping $42,500!

The 1980’s battery powered quartz Seiko watch with a white dial and Arabic markers was seen in the photo of Jobs holding the very first Apple computer in 1984.

3. Porsche 911

The final car on our list for Steve and what is thought to be the second Porsche he owned, the Porsche 911 has been the sports car of choice for many successful celebrities, including Eminem.

His 911 had a 3.4-litre engine, a top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h) and a 0-60 speed of between 5 and 5.8 seconds.

The car has a retail price of around $77,971 dollars with todays models selling for a much higher price of $100,000 dollars before optional extra’s.

2. Gulfstream V Jet

Steve Jobs owned a super-fast and super luxurious Gulfstream 5 for a time and it was offered to him by the Apple board when he officially became the company’s CEO, in January 2000.

The Gulfstream V is one of world’s top selling luxury Business jets which can seat 14 to 19 passengers on its luxurious leather seats.

It is powered by Rolls-Royce 10 turbofan engines, which can produce a cruising speed of 656.3 mph and the jet can travel 5,800 miles in one journey.

The plane has an on-board bedroom, kitchen and toilet area as well as a place for staff to rest when they are not working.

1. Apple INC

The basis for everything that Steve Jobs stood for and where all of his wealth came from, Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, Cupertino, California.

Jobs partners in the business at launch were Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne with the company’s first product, the Apple I, a computer single-handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak.

Wayne later left the company, selling his $800 worth of stock back to Wozniak and Jobs who later went on to found Apple Computer INC.

An average annual growth rate of 533 percent saw the company go from yearly sales of $775,000 to $118 million with the Apple II then launched in 1977.

The company introduced the Apple III in May 1980 in an attempt to compete with IBM and Microsoft and later that year, development of a GUI began for the Apple Lisa.

On December 12, 1980, Apple went public at $22 per share, generating more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956, and immediately creating 300 millionaires.

On January 9, 2007, Jobs announced, at a keynote speech, that Apple Computer Inc. would thereafter be known as “Apple Inc” and this event also saw the announcement of the first iPhone.

In July 2008, Apple launched the App Store to sell third-party applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch with the store selling 60 million applications and registering an average daily revenue of $1 million.

On January 14, 2009, Jobs announced in an internal memo that he would be taking a six-month medical leave of absence from Apple until the end of June 2009 and would spend the time focusing on his health.

After releasing multiple iPad, iPhone and Mac devices that included the launch of the IOS operating system, Steve Jobs passed away on the October 5, 2011. He was 56-years-years old.

Today Apple has become the first public company to be worth $1 trillion dollars and has gone on to launch more iPhones and iPads.

In 2015, there were 463 Apple stores worldwide, and as of 2018, 504 stores now span across 24 countries world-wide.

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