When people talk about Apple, two names generally rise to the surface. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. However, what you may not know is that Apple had a third founding member who is rarely talked about. That person was Ron Wayne.
This week, in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg following Jobs’ announcement regarding his stepping down as CEO of the company, Wayne explains his 35-year old decision which saw him sell his original 10% stake in Apple Computer, Inc, a stake which today would have been worth approximately $35,000,000,000.
Astonishingly, he holds no regrets over his decision.
Noting that he realized he was “standing in the shadow of a couple of really brilliant guys” and that his “level of creativity couldn’t possibly match theirs,” Wayne figured that by staying a part of Apple he “would have wound up doing rather mundane work,” and therefore he pulled out.
Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, co-founders of Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs, talk about the creation of the company and Jobs. Jobs resigned yesterday as chief executive officer of Apple. Wozniak and Wayne speak with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”
Full interview embedded below.[via 9to5Mac]