The Legendary Apple founder, Steve Jobs’ first job application was auctioned for over $174,000 by RR Auction. The single page application fetched more than 3 times the originally estimated value of $50,000. Jobs had filled out the application in 1973 for an unspecified position.
In this handwritten application, Steve Jobs fills his address as ‘reed college’ and Major as ‘english literature’, both in lowercase. When asked about ‘access to transportation’ Jobs writes “possible, but not probable.” The casual approach goes on, as he fills further details. He rightly, writes his “Special Abilities” as “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.-from Bay near Hewitt-Packard” but misspells Hewlett-Packard.
The auction ran from March 8 to 15. The application was bought by an anonymous British internet entrepreneur.
Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, told CNET that those who bid on the application included entrepreneurs and successful internet company owners who grew up admiring Steve Jobs and Apple.
“Past generations might have collected The Beatles, but in the last 10 years, we’ve seen a huge growth in our technology auctions,” Livingston said.