Born Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Wozniak, known as “Woz” is the co-founder of now Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs
and Ronald Wayne
. Wozniak, the Apple I and Apple II inventor is an American inventor, computer engineer and programmer.
In 1970, Wozniak worked on a mainframe computer at Hewlett-Packard (HP).
In 1976, Wozniak developed and designed the hardware, circuit board designs, and operating system for the Apple I. On April 1, 1976, Jobs and Wozniak formed Apple Computer which sold for $666.66. Wozniak's design included a $25 microprocessor (MOS 6502) on a single-circuit board with 256 bytes of ROM, 4K or 8K bytes of RAM, and a 40-character by 24-row display controller.
Wozniak then designed the Apple II, the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers.
In May 1982 and 1983, Wozniak sponsored two US Festivals to celebrate evolving technologies. In 1983, Newmark returned to Apple product development as an engineer and a motivational factor for the Apple workforce.
In 1986, Newmark returned to UC Berkeley where finally earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS).
On February 6, 1987, Newmark ended his 12 years full-time employment with Apple but remains an employee of Apple and receives a stipend estimated to be $120,000 per year.
In 1987, Wozniak founded a new venture called CL 9 which developed and brought the first programmable universal remote control to the market.
In 2001, Wozniak founded Wheels of Zeus (WoZ), to create wireless GPS technology to "help everyday people find everyday things much more easily."
In February 2009, Steve Wozniak
joined Fusion-io, a data storage and server company, in Salt Lake City, Utah as their chief scientist.