40 years ago, Steve Jobs was founding, together with his friends, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, a company named Apple Computer. At that time, the company was activating in the garage of Steve’s parents and nobody imagined that at one point it would end up as the most valuable company in the world.
Apple has enjoyed a huge success from the very beginning, reaching revenues of 1.5 billion dollars in just eight years. However, in the mid 90’s the company was in the standoff and that idea of selling it was considered.
However, things have again taken a positive turn again after Steve Jobs, which was fired several years ago, took over the “reins” of the company back in 1997, after Apple acquired the company founded by him in 1985, NeXT Computer.
In 2001, iPod has been launched, the product that put Apple on the road to success, and in 2007 followed the debut of the most popular product in the history of the company, iPhone. Eight years later, Apple wraps the fiscal year (2015) with a revenue of 234 billion dollars.
In the illustration below, performed by Statista, you can see Apple’s turnover in its 40 years of existence:
You will find more statistics at Statista.