Apple's Third Co-Founder Sold His 10% Stake For $800

Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne, the “adult supervisor” entrusted to settle any disputes between youngsters Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, received 10% of the computer company he helped found.

Just a few weeks later, he sold that stake for $800, according to his memoir, “Adventures Of An Apple Founder.”

Wayne, who worked at Atari with Jobs and drew the original Apple symbol, also earned $1,500 for “giving up on any claim of ownership in Apple,” MacRumors reports.

Street value of that 10% stake today: $35 billion.

Ouch.

(h/t Unbeige)

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