Apple Inc. has risen over time to become the world’s most valuable brand and company with net worth of about $926 billion.
The company provides jobs worldwide and manufactures astonishing new technologies and products like the iPhone, MacBook computers and iPad. Despite facing ﬁerce competitors, government regulations, and other challenges that abound in the rapidly changing world of technology, Apple is still a proven leader in innovation and originality.
Some fun facts about Apple
- The name ‘Apple’ came from founder Steve Jobs’ love for the Apple fruit.
- Apple originally had three co-founders. The third co-founder, Ronald Wayne (alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) left the company 12 days after it was founded and sold his 10% share for only $800. He got an additional payout of $1,500. His shares today would be worth around $60 billion.
- Apple employs more people than a good sized city. Apple employs over 90,000 people.
- Apple has twice the amount of money than the U.S. Treasury.
- In the ﬁrst quarter of 2014, Apple made more money than Amazon, Google, and Facebook combined.
- Apple’s ﬁrst company logo featured a drawing of the father of physics, Sir Isaac Newton.
- Apple was the ﬁrst to make a digital color camera.
- If you smoke while using an Apple computer, you make the warranty void.
- Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the United States.
- If Apple was a country, it would be the world’s 27th largest country, economy-wise, between Venezuela and Belgium.
- Jobs sold his Volkswagen and Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard scientific calculator to raise the capital for their new company.
- Apple pushed past Microsoft as the most valuable technology company in the world, in 2010.
- Apple surpassed Exxon as the most valuable company in the world in August 2011.
- Bill Gates invested $150 million in Apple in 1997 to save Apple from bankruptcy.