What did Steve Jobs sell to raise the seed money to start Apple Computers?
His Volkswagen Microbus
Answer: If you’re reading this on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you have a Volkswagen bus to thank. Steve Jobs sold his VW bus to finance the start-up of Apple Computer. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. In 1976, when Jobs was just 21, he and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computer. The duo started in the Jobs family garage, funding their venture by Jobs selling his Volkswagen bus and Wozniak selling his beloved scientific calculator. In all, Steve and Woz started Apple computers with a total of about $1,300.
In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs’ parents’ garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate the $1,350 in capital they used to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.