American electronics industry worker and co-founder of the Apple Computer, Ronald Wayne has a net worth of $300 thousand.
Born Ronald Gerald Wayne on May 17, 1934 in Ohio, United States, Ronald Wayne worked with Steve Jobs before they together with Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. The original Apple logo, partnership agreement and Apple manual were all written by him. With only 10% stake in Apple, he decided to give up on it for just $800 the same year.
Considered to be the most unluckiest person in the world in terms of money, it has been estimated that Ronald Wayne’s net worth would have tallied to $48 million today if he still was a part of the Apple Company (now Apple Inc.). After leaving Apple, he received $1500 for agreeing to forfeit any claims against the new company.
And, in just a year Apple’s sales brought $174,000 while a year later, it rose to billions in annual sales making it the most valuable company today with a value exceeding $700 billion.
Wayne even denied to get back to work after leaving Apple and worked with Atari until 1978 before leaving for an electronics company in California.
Ronald Wayne is also an author and has a memoir Adventures of an Apple Founder published on his name. He also has a brief appearance in the documentary Welcome to Macintosh that described his experiences with the founding members of the Apple Computer.
Despite all the fact of him being called as the unluckiest founder of any company in the world, Ronald Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 thousand as of today. However, he still believes that he has no grudges at his decision that could have brought him fortunes if otherwise.