Steve Jobs Kept Private Life Closely Guarded Secret

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Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, had been quoted by the New York Post recently saying he didn't know until just a few years ago that the baby he and his ex-wife, Joanne Simpson, gave up grew to be Apple's CEO.

Jandali told the Post that had it been his choice, he would have kept the baby. But Simpson's father did not approve of her marrying a Syrian, so she moved to San Francisco to have the baby alone and give him up for adoption.

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PHOTO: From left, Laurene Powell, Mona Simpson and Lisa Brennan-Jobs are shown in this photo.

Jandali, who is 80, said at the time that he would have been happy to just have a cup of coffee with the son he never knew before it was too late. Stories of Jobs' battle with a form of pancreatic cancer and his liver transplant were public and Jobs' health had deteriorated to the point where he was forced to resign as CEO of Apple.

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He was quoted as saying, "This might sound strange, though, but I am not prepared, even if either of us was on our deathbeds, to pick up the phone to call him."

Jobs also had a biological sister with whom he became close in later years. Mona Simpson, the acclaimed writer of books like "Anywhere But Here," offered Jobs information on his birth parents and wrote a book based on their relationship entitled "A Regular Guy."

Though Simpson had a relationship with their 80-year-old biological father, Jobs rebuffed him to the end.

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