Often referred to as the 'third founder' of Apple Computers, Ronald Wayne has revealed he has no regrets over selling his 10 percent share in the company for just US$800.
Working alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Wayne was given a 10 per cent of the company's shares but sold them in 1976.
A report in UK paper the News Of The World claims those shares would now likely be worth £13.6 billion. Under the headline 'If Only iPad Known,' Wayne tells the tabloid newspaper he has no regrets over the decision. "If I had stayed I would be incredibly wealthy but I would have wound up the richest man in the cemetery — dying of a heart attack." "The thing that made me pull out was that Jobs had borrowed $15,000 to buy the materials to make computers." "I was in debt for $1,500 — my ten per cent of that — and I had no idea where I would get that money. "I had enough stress in my life and I couldn't take any more. I was looking for a quiet life." The tabloid reports Wayne, 75, who now lives on a small state pension, in a modest home in the retiree town of Pahrump, Nevada, US, had no idea Apple would become such a big company. "I made my decision on the information I had at the time and it was the correct one. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but I have no regrets. "I could be wealthy. People are always asking me, 'What if ?' But life is too short. I've got my health, my family and integrity — and that is the best fortune you could ask for."