Apple Founding Documents Auctioned for $1.6 Million

Apple Founding Documents Auctioned for $1.6 MillionApple‘s original founding documents from 1976 sold for $1.59 million at an auction on Tuesday.

Originally estimated at $100,000 to $150,000, the papers were bought by Eduardo Cisneros, chief executive officer of Cisneros Corporation, for 10times as much – $1,594,500.

“Very happy to own a piece of American (World) history,”tweeted Cisneros after the purchase.

The papers include the founding documents for Apple Computer Company signed by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, as well as a statement of withdrawal by Ronald Wayne, with which he relinquished his 10% stake in the company for a mere $800.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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