Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs’ Only Job Application Sold For Over Rs 2.5 Crore
Steve Jobs had only ever filled one job application in his life. That very job application has been sold for $3,43,000 in an online auction, roughly ₹2.5 crores.
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The job application was filled out by him back in 1973. He applied for the job when he was only 18-years old, and it is being said that this is the only known job application Jobs ever filled in his life. “The Steve Jobs’ Job Application from 1973 is a unique piece of history from the exact moment that a dreamer changed the world,” read the auction page.
The application is still intact, for the most part, and features the genius’ handwriting.
According to the auction page, Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, Portland and then penned down his job application. Reportedly, Jobs took a position as a video game designer with Atari in 1974, which is how he met Steve Wozniak, who would go on to be an Apple co-founder in a matter of years.
In 1976, both Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple Computers and released “Apple II” in 1977, the company’s first successful personal computer.
However, this is not the first time that Steve Jobs’ application has been sold at an auction. The piece of memorabilia has gone on auction thrice before this – sold for USD 18,750 in 2017, then for USD 174,757 in 2018, and for USD 2,22,400 in March 2021, rising in value each time.
A group of friends under the alias Winthorpe Ventures held the auction to understand if the digital asset had a similar value to its physical form. So, while people bid for the physical job application in US dollars, the NFT or a Non-fungible token was being auctioned off using Ethereum. An NFT is a certificate that lets an individual take ownership of something digital. The NFT version of the document only received $23,076.