He was and will ever be a part of the Apple history. His contribution to Apple was the first logo and the contract. Maybe everyone would have sold all Apple shares like he did. Who could expect that this company would be successful? It was against all odds.
Many people can’t understand why you sold everything but it makes total sense. Today it is easy to say it is billions worth. But it is the same at stock market. Everyone is always smarter in hindsight. You never know if it is wise to sell or not.
Ron Wayne generously allowed me to publish his explanation (remember: for any reprint or reproduction you need the permission of Ron Wayne and the Apple-1 Registry but you can link to this story without permission):
"I have an HP65 calculator that was once owned by Steve Wozniak.
It was given to me in the late 80’s by a friend who had gotten from another friend that did a lot of work in the Bay Area. The “official story” is that Woz, at the time working for the calculator division at HP, had sold his HP65 to finance building the Apple-1. The story I heard back then was that Woz was sneaking out parts from HP and assembling the calculators and giving them to his friends. I don’t know what the truth is, but that’s the story I got with my HP65. It has S.Wozniak (and other things) scratched inside. No, I don’t want to sell it."
An entrepreneur from Germany met Steve Jobs in the famous garage in Silicon Valley 1976 after reading an article in about the Apple-1 in a plane from California to Germany. He bought 10 Apple-1. More about this remarkable story later. I stay in contact with the buyer.…
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