Original Apple Contract Sold for Nearly $1.6m

Posted by on December 14, 2011

Wow! The original founding Apple contract signed on 1 April 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, sold for nearly $1.6m at a Sotheby’s auction in New York yesterday. The buyer is listed as Eduardo Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Corp. and one of the wealthiest families in South America. This is an incredible piece of Apple history. Sotheby’s had estimated the contract at $150K.

The 3rd “lost” founder of Apple, Mr. Ronald Wayne sold his share of the company just 11 days after the company was formed. His withdrawal from the company included a payment of $800 and an additional $1,500. This share would be worth over $2 billion today.

Here’s a video interview with Mr. Wayne:

I have a copy of the Apple contract. You can download it here: clicking here.


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