Job Application written by Steve Jobs before starting Apple auctioned for $174,000


Job Application written by Steve Jobs before starting Apple auctioned for $174,000; Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc. had definitely struggled a lot before coming with the idea of starting Apple, the technology giant. This is evident from a one-page job application which he had written around four decades ago before starting Apple.

This one-page job application has recently been sold for $174,000, i.e., ₹1,09,62,000 in a US Auction. The price is more than thrice the pre-estimated price. The estimated price was $51,000 but the final bidding price surprised many experts who were known to have deep knowledge about the issues of Apple’s assets.

Job Application written by Steve Jobs before starting Apple auctioned

The purchaser is an Internet Entrepreneur from England as per RR Auction House, the Boston based Auction house. Interestingly, the 1973 dated application is full of punctuation and grammatical errors.

The document doesn’t reveal the position for which the application was meant to. However, it had mentioned his profile as that of a Digital Engineer. And Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak founded Apple Inc. after three years.

RR Auction house said that the high bidding for the application specifies the continuous popularity and influence of Steve Jobs in the world. Steve Jobs today represents an iconic personality of struggle and innovator who came up with an idea of setting up a highly successful technological giant.

In the application, Steve had written under the title of ‘Special Abilities’, the profile of a Tech and Digital Engineer. He had mentioned his address as ‘reed college’, Portland, Oregon and his name as ‘Steven jobs’.

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Many renowned collectors had earned using significant articles and pieces of Apple’s technology and it is expected that similar trend shall be observed with the recently auctioned Steve’s job application letter.

Many other things related to Apple Inc. were auctioned at high prices in the US Auction. It included Apple Mac OS X technical manual signed in 2001 by Jobs sold for $41,806 and a rarely signed clipping of a newspaper showcasing an image of Jobs addressing a conference of Apple company in 2008. It was sold for $26,950.


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