Steve Jobs' Handwritten Job Application Letter from 1973 Sells for R3.3 Million

Steve Jobs' Handwritten Job Application Letter from 1973 Sells for R3.3 Million

- The 1973 application letter written by former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, has sold for $222 400 (R3.3 million) in an online auction

- In the letter, Steve stated what he was good at that made him the best candidate for the job he was applying for

- The new sale comes a few years after the same document sold for $175 000 (R2.6 million) in 2018

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Steve Jobs, the late former CEO of Apple, is in the news again and this time around it is for something he did almost 50 years ago.

The handwritten job application letter he wrote in 1973 has been auctioned at a whopping sum of $222 400 (R3.3 million) by Charterfields Auctions.

It should be noted that Chaterfields said the document was really handwritten by Jobs. The letter, however, does not state what company he wanted to work at.

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Hypebeast gathered that the year the application was written almost tallies with when the former Apple CEO started his career at Atari Inc in 1974. Financial Express said that the bidding which sold was first opened in February.

Steve Jobs' 1973 handwritten application letter when he was looking for work sells for over N83m
This is the second time the letter would be selling at a public auction. Photos sources: Justin Sullivan, Hypebeast
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The letter was also reportedly drafted around the time Steve dropped out of school and stopped formal learning at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

The auction company said that the letter showcases the man’s experience with computers and calculators and his special skills in areas such as electronic tech or design engineering.

Another important thing to note is that this would not be the first time the letter is being auctioned. In 2018, it sold for $175 000 (R2.6 million).

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey, sold his first-ever tweet for a record $2.9 million (R43 million).

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The tweet, which read "Just setting up my Twttr," was first published on the American technology entrepreneur's page on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

The post was purchased using ether cryptocurrency, the world's second-largest virtual currency by market capitalisation.

The tweet has been shared more than 120,000 times and liked more than 160,000 times since it was first posted.

Dorsey said he would convert the money generated from the sale to Bitcoin and donate the funds to charity through the Give Directly Africa Fund, which gives cash directly to families in extreme poverty in several African countries.

The Twitter boss and musician Jay-Z had earlier teamed up to establish a new Bitcoin fund for the adoption of Bitcoin in African countries and India.

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