Apple Co-founder, Steve Wozniak endorses Hyperverse!
In case you didn’t know who he is, here’s a little info…
Stephen Gary Wozniak also nicknamed “The Woz“, is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc.
He has a net worth of $100 million dollars.
He is known as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Wozniak and Jobs assembled the first prototypes of the Apple computer in Jobs’ bedroom and later in Jobs’ garage.
In the 1970s Wozniak created the Apple I and Apple II computers.
Wozniak says he doesn’t like the growing Silicon Valley trend of “engineers as rock stars,” a construct that didn’t exist at the time he was helping build Apple: “Mostly it’s because of how much money they have — and I went the other way. I did not want to be one of them.”
Wozniak aimed to build innovative products and improve the world with Apple, not to get rich.
“I really didn’t want to be in that super ‘more than you could ever need’ category,” he says.
Rather, Wozniak chose to invest in things close to his heart, such as museums in San Jose, Calif., his hometown.
Wozniak gained his fair share of wealth when Apple went public: Today, he’s worth an estimated $100 million.
By contrast, Steve Jobs, Wozniak’s Apple co-founder, was worth around $10.2 billion when he passed away in 2011.
One reason for this divergence in net worth is Wozniak’s disinterest in money from the start.
Steve has given away the majority of his wealth. Not only did he give away what would have eventually been hundreds of millions of dollars worth of early Apple shares to disgruntled fellow engineers in the early 1980s, he has also contributed untold millions to charity.
He later called the move “the right thing” to do.
Current CEO of Apple Tim Cook shares Wozniak’s concerns about the way riches can corrupt. He recently told college students, “Don’t work for money — it will wear out fast, or you’ll never make enough and you will never be happy, one or the other.”
Instead, he suggested, “You have to find the intersection of doing something you’re passionate about and at the same time something that is in the service of other people.”
Proud to be associated with this guy who is endorsing my company, Hyperverse!
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