Apple is currently the most successful and valuable company in the world. From their elegantly-styled products to the cult of personality surrounding the late visionary/CEO Steve Jobs, there is little doubt that Apple is also one of the most culturally relevant and fascinating companies in the world as well. To many, it feels like Apple has only really been significant since they achieved overwhelming success in the early 2000s with the iPod, but the company has been a driving force in the tech industry for almost 40 years. As such, there are a lot of interesting facts about Apple that aren’t widely known and these are 10 of the coolest.
10. 3rd Co-Founder – Ronald Wayne
Everyone knows that Apple was founded by the 2 Steves — Wozniak and Jobs — but there was actually a third member of the original Apple team. Ronald Wayne, who was much older than his two partners, joined Apple in an administrative capacity and wrote the original agreement and Apple I manual, as well as being responsible for the first Apple logo. He initially held 10% of the company, but sold his share for $800 only two weeks into the partnership due to personal debts and commitments. To put things in perspective: his 10% stake would be worth an estimated $60 billion today.