What Are Steve Jobs' Children Up To Now?

One of the most controversial and talked-about business pioneers of the last few decades has been Steve Jobs. The tech genius helmed the Apple company from its origins, at a time when the idea of everyone having a personal computer was downright ludicrous, through its success as a company that likely produced many of the devices in your home. Along the way, he developed a reputation for being an ill-tempered, easily-offended, petulant jerk, as documented by Business Insider.

One of the areas in which Jobs raised eyebrows was in how he parented his children. The tech giant fathered four kids with two different women, as The Sun noted, and in at least one case, he steadfastly refused to acknowledge her as his child and gave her mother a paltry amount of child support. These days, all four of Jobs' kids are adults, and two of them are living relatively quiet lives away from the public eye.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a journalist

Perhaps the most well-documented case of Jobs' alleged shortcomings when it comes to parenting is the narrative surrounding his relationship with his oldest daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. She was born in 1978, according to The Sun, to Jobs and Chrisann Brennan, with whom he was in a relationship at the time. For the first nine years of her life, Jobs steadfastly refused to admit that he was Lisa's father, and only paid child support when ordered by a court to do so. Even after he became a multimillionaire, he only increased the monthly payment by a comparatively trivial amount.

Jobs later made amends with Lisa, such as he could, by adding his name to her birth certificate and leaving her millions in his will. As of 2021, Lisa is working as a writer and journalist, according to her website. In a 2018 interview in The Sun, she described her father as "mean" and "awkward."

Reed Jobs studied oncology

Reed Jobs was born in 1991, according to The Sun, to Jobs and his wife, Laurene Powell. Jobs' only son would have been nearing his 20th birthday when his father died of pancreatic cancer, and indeed, by some measures it was that cancer diagnosis that steered the young man into a career in medicine. He reportedly studied oncology at Stanford University.

As of 2018, Jobs had become affiliated with the Emerson Collective, a charity aimed at "creating systemic change in education, immigration, climate, and cancer research and treatment." His mother is also reportedly involved. In a 2018 interview, Dr. Jobs talked about his optimism when it comes to fighting cancer. "It's hard to predict what's on the horizon. I can't tell you what's going to work and what's not," he said. "But so much is changing so rapidly that I can't imagine the space resembling what it was 10 years ago, 10 years from now."

Erin Siena Jobs is reportedly an architect or designer

Erin Jobs was born in 1995, according to The Sun, the third of Steve Jobs' children and the second with his wife, Laurene. Not unlike that of her father and half-sister, Erin's relationship with her father has been described as distant and awkward. Similarly, Erin is reportedly quiet, introverted, and guarded. Indeed, she has virtually no presence on the internet at all: no news stories, no professional portfolios, no presence on big social media accounts such as Facebook or Instagram.

According to both The Sun and The Washington Independent, Erin works in architecture and design in some unspecified way, although it bears noting that she does not appear to have a public-facing portfolio of her work anywhere on the internet. Further, according to Celeb Suburb, Erin currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Erin actually addressed her fondness for privacy in a bit she contributed to Walter Isaacson's book about her father, "Steve Jobs." As Celeb Suburb quotes, "I know the work [my father is] doing is very important, and I think it's really cool, so I am fine. I don't need more attention."

Eve Jobs is a model and an equestrian

If her father will be perpetually known as one of the more short-tempered and irascible businessmen of recent memory, then Eve Jobs, Steve Jobs' youngest child, reportedly was able to give it right back. Indeed, The Sun described Eve, born to Jobs and Laurene Powell in 1998, as a "firecracker" and the only one of Jobs' four children who was able to deal with him.

Unlike her brother and sister, and instead taking a page from her half-sister's book, Eve has lived her adult life somewhat in the public eye. As Best Life reported, in 2021, she made her runway debut as a model at a Paris fashion show, and she documents her modeling career on Instagram. When she's not modeling, she's participating in equestrian competitions, and indeed, the U.S. Equestrian Federation once dubbed her one of the top under-25 jumpers in the entire world. She is believed to have attended Stanford University.