Quick Answer: Who Invented Apple?

How was Apple founded?

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer, though Wayne sold his share back within 12 days.

In 1997, he led Apple to buy NeXT, solving the desperately failed operating system strategy and bringing Jobs back.

Who owns Apple now?

Now Apple Inc. is owned by two main institutional investors (Vanguard Group and BlackRock, Inc). While its major individual shareholders comprise people like Art Levinson, Tim Cook, Bruce Sewell, Al Gore, Johny Sroujli and others.

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Why is it called Apple?

It was named during one of his fruitarian diets, Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Jobs reveals. On the naming of Apple, he said he was “on one of my fruitarian diets.” He said he had just come back from an apple farm, and thought the name sounded “fun, spirited and not intimidating.”