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Apple Cofounder Sold His Shares For $800 which would be worth $94 billion Dollars Today
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Wayne worked in Nevada’s gaming industry before landing in Silicon Valley in the mid-1970s. There he met two 20-somethings who wanted to launch a new computer company with him.
Their names were Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and the company was Apple Computer.
“They were taking business computers and converting them into personal computers,” the now 84-year-old Wayne recalled in his modest home in the high desert town of Pahrump, Nev.

Their original deal gave Jobs and Wozniak each a 45 per cent share in the nascent company and Wayne 10 per cent.
A self-taught computer engineer, Wayne had already been burned by start-ups in the past. Add to that, he felt the mercurial behaviour of one of his young partners was cause for concern.
“Wozniak, anyone can get along with,” he said. “I would have had difficulties getting along with Jobs. I could see that from the beginning.”

“They all understood why I took my name off the contract,” Wayne said. “There was no dispute about it, there was no antagonism.”
Last year, Apple became the first company with a $1 trillion valuation. This week the company’s market cap was nearly $940 billion.
If Wayne had held on to his 10 per cent stake in the company, he’d be worth nearly $94 billion, a net worth that rivals some of the world’s wealthiest people.
He walked away from what would become one of the biggest fortunes in the history of capitalism, but if you’re looking for an ounce of regret in Wayne, you won’t find it.

Cite:  https://globalnews.ca/news/5158415/apple...ald-wayne/

In a universe where things worked out a bit differently, Ronald Wayne would be a billionaire.
When Apple was incorporated on April 2, 1976, Wayne was named alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as one of three founders. Wayne owned a 10 percent stake in the company.

However, just 12 days after Apple started up — feeling out of his depth because he “was standing in the shadow of intellectual giants” — Wayne threw in the towel and sold his shares for just $800.

“I was 40 and these kids were in their 20s,” Wayne told Cult of Mac. “They were whirlwinds — it was like having a tiger by the tail. If I had stayed with Apple I probably would have wound up the richest man in the cemetery.”
Ron Wayne: Apple’s unknown co-founder
In Apple lore, Ron Wayne is the man who won the lottery but lost the ticket. He’s Cupertino’s version of Stuart Sutcliffe or Pete Best, the musicians who played with The Beatles but left before the band made it big. Unlike Wozniak and Jobs, who became multimillionaires at a young age, Wayne’s finances have been “in a hole for the last 40 years.”

Cite:  https://www.cultofmac.com/304686/ron-way...o-founder/
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Well I sold a lot of bitcoins at $250 1dunno1
I bought them at $15-25

If I had held onto the ones I bought, and sold at $15,000 each, I would be a millionaire many times over.

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Hindsight is 20-20! I liked his line about being the richest man in the cemetery!
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(04-15-2019, 09:13 AM)unclelunatic Wrote: Well I sold a lot of bitcoins at $250  1dunno1
I bought them at $15-25

If I had held onto the ones I bought, and sold at $15,000 each, I would be a millionaire many times over.

Facepalm

Yeah that is too bad, I read this morning some guy in Medium thinks they will be $100,000 by 2020
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(04-15-2019, 12:26 PM)bigD111 Wrote: Hindsight is 20-20!  I liked his line about being the richest man in the cemetery!

Yeah that is a good one! Lmao
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