Knowing the Apple founder Steve Job’s net worth to be over $10 billion, aren’t you curious to know how much does Apple’s co-founder is worth? Steve Wozniak is a computer revolutionist who marked the advent of the era of personal computers era along with his friend Steve Jobs. Do you know that he has a business card made of metal? Not only this, he is a tech lover who after losing his memory in a plane crash regained it with the help of computer programs. Known by the name ‘WoZ’ he has also joined the #DeleteFacebook campaign after the data breach row. Let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Steve Wozniak in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born in San Jose, California as Stephan Gary Wozniak on August 11, 1950, Steve Wozniak is the son of father Francis Jacob and mother Margaret Louise Wozniak. He did his schooling from Homestead High School and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987 with a BS in Electrical Engineering & computer science.
In his teenage, he watched ‘Star Trek’ & its convention which became a source of motivation for him to invent Apple Inc.
Steve Wozniak has three children with his ex-wife Candice Clark with whom he was married for six years from 1981-1987. He also shared a love affair with actress Kathy Griffin who discussed him in 2008 on Tom Green’s ‘House Tonight.’ Later, he wed Janet Hill and is settled with her since 2008.
Steve is nicknamed ‘Second Steve’ and ‘WoZ’ many a times. He calls himself an atheist on religious views.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs became friends in 1971. At that time they both were workers in HP. In the year 1973, Steve Jobs got an offer from Atari Inc. to create a circuit board for a video game, and he utilized Steve Wozniak’s knowledge of circuits to complete the task.
Steve Wozniak worked to build designs for Apple 1 circuit board with an operating system and sold it to fund their business in the future. It was in 1976 when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs both started their company by the name ‘Apple Computers.’ After the formation of Apple Computers, Apple II was designed by Steve Wozniak which did beat every personal computer’s commercial business throughout the world.
Apple stands at the top even today, but Steve Wozniak had sold most of his shares in the company in 1985. He started another innovative company CL 9 that launched the first-ever universal remote control. Wheels of Zeus, a wireless GPS technology was also found by Steve Wozniak in 2001 which was later closed to open Acquicor Technology in 2006. Steve Wozniak still earns $120,000 annually from his shares at Apple.
He has bagged numerous awards, few of which include: National Medal of Technology, Heinz Award in 2001, Isaac Asimov Science Award in 2011, Grace Murray Hopper Award, etc. He was listed at number 18 by Richotopia in the 200 Most Influential Philanthropist and Social Entrepreneurs list in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple computers, has a net worth of $110 million. He is not an active member of Apple Inc. today, but he earns over $120, 000 annually given his shares in the company. His two companies WoZ and Acquicor have also contributed to his income. Steve Wozniak had also co-written the autobiography ‘iWoz’ in 2006 which was listed in The New York Times Best Seller.
His car collection includes a Tesla Model X, Preus, a Hummer H1, Datsun 280 ZX and Datsun 350Z. He rolls around with his two-wheeled Segway and also owns a private jet, Beechcraft Bonanza.
Not as rich as Steve Jobs, but Steve Wozniak has earned considerable fame & fortune with his love for technology. He is also a philanthropist who supports impoverished children all over the world. We are thankful to him for his big heart and amazing Apple products we have with us.