Ronald Wayne

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Ronald Wayne

Name: Ronald Wayne

Born: May 7, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
  • Gave up his share of Apple for $800. If he kept his 10%, it would have been worth over 35 billion dollars in August 2011.
  • Worked with Steve Jobs at Atari before he, Jobs, and Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976.
  • Drew the first Apple logo.
  • Wrote the three men's original partnership agreement.
  • Wrote the Apple I manual.

Significant publications

  • Adventures of an Apple Founder (2011).


"There were at least six times in my life when I really thought that I had the world by the tail," Wayne says, "when I thought, 'I have an invention here that's going to make me a fortune.' And six times it blew up."

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