At just 22 years old, Eve is the youngest daughter of the late Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple. Beautiful, ambitious, and relatable, it’s easy to see why the media (and us too) love Eve Jobs.
Born in 1998, the technology heiress has accomplished a lot to make her father proud, including attending the prestigious Stanford University and many achievements in equestrian.
Eve Jobs is Driven
Much like her software tycoon father, Eve Jobs is driven and ambitious. After attending high school in California, Eve attended one of the most competitive colleges in the US: Stanford. Stanford University clearly is a special place for the Jobs family as Eve’s parents met at Stanford University back in 1989, when Steve Jobs was giving a lecture. Eve’s mother, Laurene Powell Jobs, was present during the lecture as an MBA student. Eve has clearly inherited her parents’ genes when it comes to her intelligence.
Eve’s chosen major is no easy feat, as she studies science technology and society. But when she is not busy studying, Eve is also a successful equestrian show jumper and is ranked among the top riders under 25 from around the world. Eve has even competed against fellow technology heiress Jennifer Gates, Bill Gates’ daughter. As of October 2019, Eve was ranked 81st in the Longines rankings.
Passionate about Horses
In a 2019 interview with Horse Sport, Eve named one of her favorite places in the world as her stables in California, along with Italy, of course. Eve is an experienced equestrian and has competed in competitions all over the world, including the UK and Canada. Describing herself as harboring a love and appreciation for all animals, Eve started riding consistently at six years old but first sat on a house at the age of two.
Eve owns several horses and she trains on a $15 million 3.5 acre ranch in Wellington, Florida. Her mother, Laurene, purchased the ranch in 2016. Much to the delight of her horse-obsessed daughter, the ranch includes a barn that can fit up to 20 horses and a show-jumping training rink. Business Insider also reported that the ranch has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and a 40-foot long screened-in pool.
A Strong-willed Young Woman
Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Issacson, described Eve as “a strong-willed, funny firecracker”. Business Insider reported that her father once joked to Issacson that he would see Eve running Apple or being the president of the United States one day.
There are also reports that she would call Steve Jobs’ assistant and insist she was added to his calendar. Confident in carving time out for herself in her father’s busy schedule, Eve wouldn’t take no for an answer.
She is Humble
Eve Jobs credits her humble nature to her experience as a rider. In a 2016 interview with tutoring service Upper Echelon Academy, Eve maintained that “it’s great to see your hard work pay off, but you have to constantly stay at the top of your game”. She has also regularly expressed her thankfulness for working with a “wonderful team of people and incredibly talented horses.”
Eve Jobs has even spoken about important life lessons she has learned, such as how you can learn something from everyone you meet. Eve also spoke about how she has struggled with being a sensitive person and how she would get upset with herself after making mistakes, either in life or riding. In order to overcome this, she came to realize that mistakes are going to happen, and that’s okay.
Eve Jobs is also Refreshingly Relatable
Despite Eve’s family being ranked 59th in the Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires, she is remarkably relatable. In an interview in November 2019 with Horse Sport, she described her guilty pleasure as “cake, in all forms”. She also declared she had met her boyfriend through Instagram, which is very gen Z.
Eve’s instagram has a cool 155k followers (maybe less so relatable), but her content is refreshingly standard for a 22 year old. Mirror selfies with friends, drinking wine, and family pictures at Christmas fill her feed. She also encouraged her followers to vote in the 2020 US Election with a link in her bio, which was all of us this year.
You would be forgiven for forgetting that it is the social media account of the daughter of a man who shaped modern-day culture as we know it, since Eve is more like the girl next door, and we definitely want to be friends.
She was Raised in a Low Tech Household
Perhaps even more surprising than a humble billionaire heiress who is relatable, Eve Jobs was raised in a low technology household. Despite her dad being the founder of Apple, the company that brought us the Iphone, the Ipad, and the Macbook, Steve Jobs had strict rules for his children.
Nick Bilton wrote the article “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech parent”, discussing how Steve Jobs had once admitted to him in 2010 that his children hadn’t used an Ipad. To Bilton’s surprise, Jobs revealed: “we limit how much technology our kids use at home.”
Perhaps a smart move, Eve may have found technology a distraction in her commitment to horses and her academics. Either way, Steve Jobs proudly described Eve as a “pistol” who has “the strongest will of any kid I’ve ever met”, so it is likely she would have gone on to achieve great things regardless.