The 3 page contract that formed Apple sold for $1.6M at Sotheby’s Bid in New York today according to Bloomberg. According to Sotheby the winning bidder is Eduardo Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Corp.
On Apr 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Worniak, and Ronald Wayne signed the contract giving Jobs and Worniak 45% ownership and Wayne 10%. Ronald Wayne sold his 10% ownership 11 days after signing the contract for $2,300.
A Lookinsyde Tribute to Steve Jobs
Ever since I was born, I have been in love with technology. I remember when I was young, my parents bought me many of the technological hot items of the day. And now I’m into servers and technology for data center related solutions. I must admit, I’ve always been a PC & BlackBerry guy and I always will be. It wasn’t the products that made me look at Steve Jobs and say wow, it was his business acumen and intestinal fortitude, that I truly admired.
Many of you already know that he started Apple Computer at the age of 21, along side his friend Woz. But many forget how this 21 year old Entrepreneur, made the world realize that the computer wasn’t just for big corporations that housed mainframes. This man had the vision to believe and show everyone that he could create something special that everyday people could use and be beneficial to them in their everyday lives.
Many people say he’s a visionary, an icon, but I say he’s one of the greatest Entrepreneurs this planet has ever seen.
On behalf of Lookinsyde, I send my condolences to his family and to the Apple community.
You’re one of the best to ever do it Mr. Jobs, you will be greatly missed.
CoFounder & CoEditor of Lookinsyde
Steve Jobs Has Passed Away at age 56.
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Effective immediately Tim Cook, Apples’s Interim CEO is elevated to CEO as Steve Jobs steps down as CEO.
Jobs released the following statement, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know, “Unfortunately that day has come.” Jobs released this letter to “the Apple community” then it was released by the company.
Steve Jobs 56, has been on medical leave since Jan 17, for an undisclosed conditions, he will remain Apple’s Chairman of The Board.
Jobs will take a leave of absence from the day to day operations of Apple, his second medical leave in two years. Jobs said that he will remain CEO but will not handle the day to day operation. Tim Cook the COO will be handling the day to day operation. Cook previously acted as CEO in Jobs’ 2004 absence.
In a email to employees Jobs said, he would be taking another medical leave to focus on his health. He also said, “I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.” “I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can.”