- Full Name: Stephen Gary Wozniak
- Net Worth: $100 Million
- Occupation: computer scientist
- Marital Status: married
- Ethnicity: Polish American
Steve Wozniak Net Worth – Creator Of Apple Who Started Computer Revolution
How Did Steve Wozniak Become Rich?
Steve Wozniak net worth is something of a classic American fairy tale of success and fame. Steve Wozniak was born in classic middle class American family who worked hard and had decent life but nothing too much. Steve finished high school and started college on Berkeley, California university-and left it after just a year, a mark of true computer geek and genies (remember Bill Gates!). Steve Wozniak started his big break when he met Steve Jobs who was a year younger then him, but also had that technical interest. However, Wozniak was the creative force behind Apple I and Apple II. Jobs worked in Atari and shared some of the knowledge from his work, while Wozniak added creativity and truly did all the creative work to make computer that will make them famous and rich. First Apple was made public in 1976 and cost $666,66-and it was a success. After this initial success, net worth of Steve Wozniak started to grow, although it will take some time before he became millioner.
Wozniak had a plane crash in 1981, and he was a pilot of a plane. During this accident he suffered serious injuries that left him with amnesia for certain period of time. During this period he paused with work, and when he returned back to Apple, he got into conflict with Steve Jobs. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs just had creative and work differences that cause them to drift apart and made it impossible for them to cooperate. In 1987, Steve Wozniak definitely left Apple and left into something completely different, teaching computer science to primary school students and teachers, because he believed that science tought at an early age can truly make a difference into child development.
It should be noted that although Wozniak left Apple for good, he remained company employee and received monthly stipend, approximately $10.000 a month.After Apple and career in teaching, Wozniak returned to business by founding his own company in 2001, which he named Wheels of Zeus. This company worked on developing wireless gps technology. Next year he joined managing board of Ripcord Networks Inc. in another telecommunications adventure. Adding to these, he also joined managing board in Danger Inc, another telecommunication company.In 2006, Wozniak published his autobiography, in which wasn’t clearly announced just how much is Steve Wozniak worth, but it was evident that he is very satisfied with his career and success.
Steve Wozniak didn’t shy off television cameras. He had roles in several movies as well as television shows, usually appearing as himself. He dated some famous women, such as Kathy Griffin, whom he first show during her live performance in Saratoga. He escorted her to Emmy Awards ceremony in 2007 and made several appearances in her television show.
Steve Wozniak now lives in California, in Los Gatos, but says that he plans to move to Australia, Melbourne where he teaches as a university professor. He got married two times, first with Candice Clark in 1980s, with whom he has three children, and then, after a very public relationship with Kathy Griffin, he got married to Janet Hill.Steve Wozniak is not only computer geek who became very rich. There are also Steve Jobs, his first business partner and Bill Gates.
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