Facts of Steve Wozniak
|Full Name||Steve Gary Wozniak|
|Profession||Inventor, Scientist, Entrepreneur|
|Birth City||San Jose|
|No Of Children||3|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley|
|Date of Birth||August 11,1950|
What Is The Net Worth Of Steve Wozniak?
Steve Wozniak has a net worth of $100 million. He is a technology entrepreneur, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and inventor who is best known for being the co-founder of Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs in 1976.
Wozniak is the main brain behind the development of the Apple 1 computer that propelled Apple into the personal computer market. He is also the inventor of the Apple 2 series. He along with Jobs are considered the leaders in the development of personal computer throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Salary, Earnings, And Inventions
His main income comes from his work on Apple, being an active employee for ten years (1975-1985). It was in 1976, Wozniak invented the Apple 2 computer, the first GUI based computer system.
This marked a turning point for Apple and launched them into the pioneers of the PC market. He is still a ceremonial employee on Apple and earns $120,000 annually as his salary. He also holds a few Apple shares to his name.
After his permanent departure from Apple in 1985, He founded CL-9, a company that developed and brought the first universal remote control in the market. In the 2000s, Wozniak established various companies, all of which were focused on around technology.
He also co-founded the Silicon Valley Comic-Con in San Jose, California along with Rick White and Trip Hunter as CEO. He announced this event in 2015 beside Marvel legend Stan Lee.
Endorsements And Charity Work
Wozniak helped to establish the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990 and also served on its Board of Director. Moreover, after his departure from Apple, he has provided all the money and onsite technical support for his school district's technology program in Los Gastos.
A non-profit student production that belongs to one of his friend's son has Wozniak as the subject in Camp Woz: The Admirable Lunacy of Philanthropy.
Wozniak was endorsed by Mattress Firm for the release of one of it's high tech products in 2017. He has also recently accepted endorsement by the Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, And Expenses
Steve Wozniak currently lives in Los Gastos, California having recently sold his mansion for $3.9 million in 2015.
Considering his net worth, Steve understandably owns a few vehicles. His main ride is a white Tesla Model X and besides that also owns a Prius, a Hummer H2 and a 1980 Datsun 350z.
Wozniak also owned an aircraft, the Beechcraft Bonanza, acquiring it right after his flying license in 1981, but a crash saw him leave flying for good.
Tax And Insurance
Steve's tax and insurance details are not a public matter but he must have his heavy taxes met. He most probably also has all the basic insurances covered.
In an interview with an independent magazine in 2016, Steve said, " Apple along with other companies should be paying 50% tax."
Steve Wozniak's Personal life: Age, Children, Spouses, Education, And More
Steve Wozniak was born in 11th August 1950 to Francis Jacob Wozniak and Margaret Louise Wozniak. His father is of Polish descent who emigrated to the US and served as an engineer in Lockheed Martin.
He graduated from college much later in his career, proving academic education is not a necessity. He graduated from the University of California, Berkely.
Wozniak has had several partners throughout his life. His first wife was Alice Robertson with whom he had been married for 4 years (1976-1980).
He then tied the knot to Candice Clark (1981-1987) and then Suzanne Mulkern (1990-2004). Steve's marriages have come to an end mainly because of his work and his inability to spend time with his family.
Later, the business tycoon secretly got married to English book writer Janet Hill in 2008. He has 3 children, daughter Sara Nadine Wozniak, and sons Jesse John Wozniak and Stephen Gary Wozniak Jr.
Steve stands at a height of 5.5 feet or 168 cm. He is currently 68 years old.
Wozniak And Jobs
Wozniak's story of how he met Steve Jobs in his own words, “We first met during my college years, while he was in high school. It was 1971 when a friend said, you should meet Steve Jobs because he likes electronics and he also plays pranks. So he introduced us.”
Wozniak and Jobs then continued to change the face of technology in their years together. Wozniak said that he and Jobs were good friends until Jobs' death in 2010 but were not close as they used to be.
Steve Wozniak Quotes
- "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
- "Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked."
- "My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers."