Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne
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Wayne at Macworld 2009
Born
Ronald Gerald Wayne

(1934-05-17) May 17, 1934 (age 88)
Known forCo-founding Apple Inc.

Ronald Gerald Wayne (born May 17, 1934) is a retired American electronics industry businessman. He co-founded Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) as a partnership with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs on April 1, 1976, providing administrative oversight and documentation for the new venture. Twelve days later, he sold his 10% share of the new company back to Jobs and Wozniak for US$800 (equivalent to $3,810 in 2021), and one year later accepted a final US$1,500 (equivalent to $7,143 in 2021) to forfeit any potential future claims against the newly incorporated Apple.[1][2][3]

  1. ^ Martin, Emmie (August 2, 2018). "Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap—here's why its third co-founder sold his 10% stake for $800". CNBC. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Just nine of the world's richest men have more combined wealth than the poorest 4 billion people". The Independent. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Lee, Dave (April 1, 2016). "Apple at 40: The forgotten founder who gave it all away". BBC News.

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