Steve Wozniak has revealed that he never really wanted being unbelievably rich after Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went public.
In a special report from Bloomberg, the co-founder of arguably the world’s most illustrious technology company also revealed that the tale that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was started in a garage is not so true.
“When we went public, a few of us became unbelievably wealthy. We were worth so many millions, hundreds of millions. I designed these machines because I wanted computers for myself and I wanted to help revolutions happen and didn’t really want that kind of wealth.
Wozniak stopped being a full-time Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) employee in 1987.
“Soldering things together, putting the chips together, designing them, drawing them on drafting tables – it was so much a passion in my life and to this day, I’d be at the bottom of the [organization] chart because that’s where I want to be,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said that he and Steve Jobs really worked in a garage in the early days of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) but it was not like how people would mostly think.
He said that they did no designed in the garage of Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Los Altos, California and that when people were there, they were mostly idle. They would drive the finished computers to the garage, he added, make them work, then deliver them to the store that bought the working computers. Furthermore, he said that they quickly outgrew the fabled garage.
Wozniak was also pretty clear that Jobs was the businessman behind Apple who envisioned a company selling computers and making a ton of money.
By the end of the third quarter, Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital remained the top institutional investor in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with a stake of about 52.76 million shares.