“Stephen G. Wozniak”, “Steven P. jobs” and “Ronald Wayne”. The latter had the best signature on Apple Computer’s founding contract, signed on April 1, 1976. Too bad he used it again to sell his 10 per cent share for $US800.
Today, his 10 per cent would have had a $US35 billion market capitalisation. Wayne always says he doesn’t regret selling because at the time it was the best choice. Whatever, Ronald, WHATEVER.
The two contracts, the one founding the company and the one with Wayne selling his shares, are going to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on December 13. The company believes the lot may reach $US150,000. [Sotheby’s via Paul Fraser]