What happened to the first 10 Apple employees
Apple, unlike any other company in the world, has its identity tied to one individual: Steve Jobs.
And without question, Jobs was the driving force that turned Apple into the world?s most valuable tech company.
That?s why there?s been two new movies on Jobs this year ? a documentary and a biopic. That?s why there was another best-selling book on Jobs released this year.
But, Jobs didn?t do it alone.
He always had a team of talented people helping him build Apple. Most of them have been forgotten, which is why we?ve gathered information on the first 10 employees at Apple.
Apple?s first CEO, Michael Scott, gave us a bunch of color on the early days, and Steve Wozniak helped with a list of early employees, though it was based on his memory. We got our full list from another early employee.
The Apple employee numbers aren?t the order each person joined the company. When Scott came to Apple he had to give out numbers to each employee to make life easier for the payroll department.
10. Gary Martin was in charge of accounting
Martin thought Apple was going to flop, but joined the company anyway. He stayed at Apple until 1983. From Apple he jumped to Starstruck, a company working on space travel. For the next few decades he moved from one CFO position to another at a few companies.
9. Sherry Livingston was the right hand for Apple?s first CEO
Livingston was the first secretary at Apple and she did a lot. Michael Scott, who hired her, said she basically did all the odds and ends work for Apple in the early days.
8. Chris Espinosa was working at Apple part time in high school
Chris Espinosa joined Apple when he was 14, and still in high school. It looks like he?s still with the company today. On his personal blog he said he ended up as employee No. 8 because when CEO Michael ?Scotty? Scott was giving out numbers, he was at school. He arrived late and ended up with the ?wrong? number.
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