Apple’s founding documents sell for over $1.3 million at auction

Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Apple History, News

Apple founding documents, drawn up by former Apple founder Ron Wayne, was auctioned off earlier this week at a Sotheby’s auction where they ended up selling for an astonishing $1.35 million. That’s quite a premium from the $70,000 original asking price, and well over the $150,000 the documents were expecting to sell for.

The winning bidder was¬†Eduardo Cisneros, the CEO of Cisneros Corp. According to Fortune, the Cisneros family as of 2006 were the¬†second wealthiest in all of South America. Cooking in Sotheby’s fee into the equation, Cisneros will have to fork over a total of $1.59 million.

I guess you have your fanboys, and then you have your fanmen.

And below is the final minute of bidding. I can’t lie, I was a little disappointed that the dude from Sotheby wasn’t a fast-talking carny like character. Also, how come there’s no “Going once.. going twice” in this clip?

via CNN


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