STEVE WOZNIAK IS one half of Silicon Valley’s most prototypical founder’s myth. But whereas Steve Jobs went on to define what it meant to be a modern founder—the turtleneck uniform, the keynote showmanship, the scorn for formal education and steamrolling managerial style—Woz just became a wealthier version of his former self. That is, a gigantic nerd.
In case you clicked this article out of blind curiosity, here’s a quick recap on Woz. He invented Apple’s first two computers. Which, incidentally, were the world’s first personal computers. Which means you—no matter if you’re logged into a Mac, PC, smartphone, or Xbox—owe him a debt of gratitude for actualizing the notion that anyone (everyone, really) could and should own a computer.
And sure, Woz has capitalized on his fame.