FBI: Steve Jobs had 2.65 GPA, avoided the gym, wasn't a communist

FBI: Steve Jobs had 2.65 GPA, avoided the gym, wasn't a communist

Steve Jobs shows off a Next computer in Redwood City, Calif., on April
4, 1991. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)
By David Sarno and Deborah Netburn
February 9, 2012, 3:09 p.m.

We detailed the major tidbits from Steve Jobs' just-disclosed FBI
files in an earlier post. But we've scoured the 191-page document for
some minor Jobs trivia as well.

Jobs' high school GPA: How about 2.65? Jobs wasn't much for school,
choosing to go to Reed College in Oregon for a few semesters before he
dropped out. Note to young people: Don't try this without adult

Jobs also told agents he could think of nothing that could be used to
blackmail him, was not a member of the Communist Party and did not
belong to any organization that "espoused the overthrow of the

The one organization to which he did admit to belonging was the New
York Athletic Club. But he was not a frequent attendee. Jobs told the
FBI that he “had never been [there] and knew nothing with regard to
their membership policies.”

As far as his exercise habits, however, one neighbor said Jobs "did a
great deal of jogging."

Jobs apparently was also known for being a good neighbor, who at his
unadorned homes in Palo Alto and Woodside, Calif., often left his door
unlocked and kept to himself.

He was a “quiet and unassuming individual,” said a person who lived
next door to him in 1991. She said Jobs had even “visited her last
week to ensure some landscaping he was having done would not cause any

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