Wozniak is the pioneer who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, and who was integral to the launch of the personal computer industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products – the Apple I and II. Since his groundbreaking work at Apple, Wozniak has been involved in many business and philanthropic ventures, dedicating himself to making technology functionally and financially accessible to all.
Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 when he and Jobs launched the Apple I. The following year they launched the groundbreaking Apple II and when Apple went public in 1980, its market value exceeded $1 billion – at the time the fastest company to reach that milestone in corporate history.
Wozniak was the first recipient of the National Medal of Technology conferred on him by President Ronald Reagan and in 2000 he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. Not content with inventing the personal computer, Wozniak in 1987 also brought the first programmable universal remote control to market. Passionate about education he has worked as a fifth grade teacher and actively promotes improvements in the teaching of maths and science.