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Lisa Brennan-Jobs Net Worth $10 MIllion

What Is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ Net Worth?

Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an American writer who has a net worth of $10 million. She is best known as the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

She was born on May 17, 1978, in Portland, Oregon, USA, as Lisa Nicole Brennan.

”My mother gave birth to me on their friend Robert’s farm in Oregon, with the help of two midwives,” Lisa wrote in August 2018. Jobs initially did not come for the birth.

Her parents are Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs. They met at Homestead High School in Cupertino in 1972 and dated on and off for five years.

For the first seven years of Lisa’s life, Steve Jobs was almost entirely absent. He even claimed for years she wasn’t his child, which led to a legal case for child support.

When asked about a paternity test conducted as part of a child support suit, Steve told Time Magazine: ”28% of the male population of the United States could be the father.”

In late December 1980, the court ordered Steve to pay child-support payments of $385 per month until Lisa reached adulthood. This was increased to $500. Four days after that, Apple went public, making Steve worth more than $200 million.

Paradoxically, while Jobs was in denial, he also called one of the first personal computers to present a GUI (graphical user interface) – ”LISA.”

Jobs told his daughter that the Apple Lisa stood for ”Locally Integrated Software Architecture.” Decades later, Steve would tell his biographer Walter Isaacson: ”Obviously, it was named for my daughter.”

Steve Jobs, the father of Lisa Brennan-Jobs


”Maybe he was doing it out of guilt,” Andrea Cunningham (she worked with Jobs for the launch of the Apple Macintosh) told Isaacson.

”I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of,” Jobs said while promoting his biography (Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography) in 2011. He added: ”Such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that.”

When Lisa was nine, Jobs legally altered Lisa’s birth certificate, changing her name from Lisa Brennan to Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

In 2000, Lisa received her BA in English literature from Harvard University. During college, she wrote for The Harvard Crimson. She moved to Manhattan after graduating from Harvard.

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Small Fry

On September 4, 2018, Lisa released the memoir – ”Small Fry: A Memoir.” In the book, Lisa detailed her childhood and the relationship she had with Jobs.

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Lisa wrote that Steve refused to install heating in her room. Furthermore, she describes Jobs as a man who was “not generous with money, or food, or words.” She also writes that her dad once told her she smelled like a toilet.

The book mentions that Steve finally apologized to Lisa toward the end of his life. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011. ”At the very end … the thing he kept on saying was, ‘I owe you one’ and ‘I’m so sorry,’” Brennan-Jobs recalled.

”In the fallen world of kiss-and-tell celebrity memoirs, this may be the most beautiful, literary, and devastating one ever written,” The New York Times wrote about ”Small Fry.”

”I wanted to write a universal story-most families are complicated, most children are longing for something, even without a famous person around,” Brennan-Jobs said in an interview with Goodreads in September 2018. ”Despite the hard times, there was a lot of joy and wonder in my childhood, and my father was a big part of that.”

”Lisa is part of our family, so it was with sadness that we read her book, which differs dramatically from our memories of those times,” Steve’s sister, Mona Simpson, said in a statement. 

”The portrayal of Steve is not the husband and father we knew,” the widow of Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell, said.

However, Lisa’s mother told the New York Times that the memoir ”was very, very hard. But she got it right.”


Lisa Brennan-Jobs is married to Bill.


”It can be really difficult to read about your own life in someone else’s words.”

”If you’re on the comfy inner circle, you don’t need to write a book to understand your life.”

”My mother is an artist, my father an entrepreneur.”

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs Net Worth


Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Lisa Brennan-Jobs worth? Brennan-Jobs’ work has appeared in the Oprah Magazine, the Massachusetts Review, Vogue, the Harvard Advocate, the Southwest Review, and the Los Angeles Times. Therefore, American writer Lisa Brennan-Jobs has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Lisa received several million dollars as part of an inheritance from her father— the same amount as his other children. When Jobs died in October 2011, he left most of his money to his widow, who now has an estimated net worth of $20 billion.

Lisa also makes money from selling copies of her book – ”Small Fry: A Memoir.” 

“A heartbreaking memoir, beautifully rendered,” Seattle Times wrote about her book.

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Lois Esposito

Sunday 14th of January 2024

I loved your book and was hoping you write another ..let’s hope the widow gives you your fair share She will also have to answer to her maker one day God bless you❤️


Friday 16th of July 2021

Mr. Jobs was a complicated person, even to himself. I wonder m what kind of life did he have? I'm so glad he made peace with her...His remorse was so great he kept apologizing...but Lisa came to become herself and didn't need him at the end of everything! Lisa is so bright and kinde..that's all that matters in her life. I hope she forgets the bad, and remembers the little good times with him and move on with her life! Love you LISA!!!

Bulgarea Candin Stefan

Thursday 11th of January 2024

Hey Blanca,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Indeed, Steve Jobs was a complex individual, and his relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs had its share of ups and downs. It's heartening to know that he was able to make peace with her in the end.

Lisa has indeed grown up to be a remarkable woman. Her memoir, "Small Fry," gives an insightful look into her life and her relationship with her father1. As she navigates her journey, it's evident that she is not just Steve Jobs' daughter, but also a talented writer and a strong woman in her own right.

Her ability to openly share her experiences and emotions is inspiring. It's wonderful to see how she has used her experiences to shape her life positively.