Today, 40 years ago in a garage in California, the world’s largest company was founded. According to its stock market valuation, Apple costs 601 160 million, beating Alphabet, the owner of Google, who snatched the place for a few moments during the last six months.
On April 1, 1978, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (poor forgotten), founded Apple Computer Inc., to develop and sell personal computers. On January 3, 1997 was legally registered and 9 January 2007 changed its name to Apple Inc. only, taking into account their changing photo to consumer devices like the iPhone.
Despite all these dates, April 1 is the day remembered by all as the birth of one of the most important companies in the world. Today, it is the largest technology company in assets (as we reference above) and is the second largest smartphone maker after Samsung, which dominates the market in number of units shipped.
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the organization also has some of the most important records of the capitalist economy: it is the only company ever earned 700.000 million dollars and has the most successful quarter in the history of a company publicly traded, beating a Russian gas giant that sells.
Sure you all know, more or less, the story of Apple: Steve Wozniak was really the man who created the Apple 1, but it was Jobs who gave many tips to make it a commercially viable product. At that time, the computer was a success and between September 1977 and October 1980, the company went from sales of nearly $ 1 million to 188 million, with an annual growth of 533% weighted. Unfortunately, Wayne, before the explosion, he sold his shares back to Jobs and Wozniak for an estimated $ 800 price.
After many ups and downs as the output of Jobs or commercial famous 1984 that came out in the Super Bowl, Apple today has an enviable position in the technology industry and the global game of big multinationals. For example, Apple has the ability to cope with the FBI to protect their users or shape their policies to operate freely in a so restricted as the Chinese market.