A handwritten job application late. Apple Inc. NASDAQ: AAPL co-founder Steve Jobs sold for about $ 222,400 at an auction in London on Wednesday.
What happened: The signed one-page job application was completed by Jobs in 1973. It is believed to have been drawn up around the time Jobs dropped out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, according to the Charterfields auction.
Jobs joined Atari as a technician the following year, where he worked with Steve Wozniak before the duo founded Apple in 1976.
The auction opened on February 24 and lasted for a month and closed on Wednesday. The “auction price” for the job application, which is in very good condition, was £ 162,000 ($ 222,400 at press time). The same document was previously sold at auction in 2018 for more than $ 175,000.
On the job application sheet, Jobs highlighted “English literature” as his specialty, while he listed “electronic technology or design engineer – digital” as special skills. He has also listed his computer and calculator skills.
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Because it is important: Steve Jobs memorabilia generally fetch high prices at auctions, as everything about the late Apple co-founder is valued immensely by people around the world.
A copy of Fortune magazine signed by Jobs had a minimum bid of $ 11,000 at auction last year, according to a report by AppleInsider.
A copy of Newsweek magazine dating from October 1988 and signed by Jobs sold for more than $ 50,000 at auction in 2017, Wccftech.com reported.
Price action: Shares of Apple closed 2% lower Wednesday at $ 120.09.
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