Chrisann Brennan is an American writer and painter. She is well known for her association with Apple founder Steve Jobs. She is also known for her book “The Bite in the Apple” Chrisann Brennan was born on September 29, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, United States. she was born to James Richard Brennan and Virginia Lavern Rickey.
She has three other siblings who are all girls. She and her family lived in Sunnyvale, California and later moved to Buffalo, New York until her parents divorced. She received her high school education at the Homestead High School, Cupertino, California. Chrisann returned to school in the 1980s. She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and then the San Francisco Art Institute.
Chrisann met Steve Jobs when she was a student at Homestead High School. He was her senior. They met in 1972. They had a rather complicated relationship. They grew apart and separated. They began to see each other as friends. They started seeing each other as a couple again. She later became involved in apple. When Steve Jobs started recording success, their relationship grew more complicated.
She became pregnant with their first child in 1977, around the same time, she was offered a paid internship at Apple as a blueprints designer. She did not accept the offer as she was uncomfortable with being heavily pregnant in a professional environment. She gave birth to her daughter, Lisa Brennan at the age of 23.
At that time, Steve Jobs denied paternity of the child and she had to take care of Lisa as a single parent. Steve Jobs later come around and Lisa’s name was changed from Lisa Brennan to Lisa Brennan- Jobs. She is now married to Jim, and she lives in Ojai, CA.
Chrisann Brennan worked in the Zen Buddhist Community, Los Altos in 1975. After her involvement in Apple and her pregnancy, she completed her art education. She is currently a painter. She works on commissions for corporate organizations and private clients. She has created murals for Los Angeles County Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Packard Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She describes her work as “Light Encoded Paintings”.
She published her autobiography “The Bite in the Apple” in 2013. This books talks more about her relationship with Steve Jobs. She also published “Jobs at 17: Nerd, Poet, Romantic”. Her paintings are mostly considered “child-like and soulful”. Her work is characterized by a gold leaf.
How much is Chrisann Brennan Net Worth in 2017
Chrisann Brennan makes a living as a writer and painter. There are however no records of her net worth. In 2005, she requested that Steve Jobs pay her $25 million as compensation for raising their daughter alone. Something Steve Jobs refused to do. As of 2017, she has an estimated net worth of $230 million US dollars.
Chrisann Brennan was named after the flower, chrysanthemum. She became very popular after her relationship with Apple founder Steve Jobs was revealed. She is someone who is very passionate about painting and writing. She once revealed that those two make her happy and gets her out of the normal way.