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Steve Jobs 1973 Job Application Sells For Nearly $278K in Auction

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A job application filled out by Steve Jobs in 1973 sold for $277,996 on Wednesday.

The application, a one-page sheet filled out for an unknown company, is in Jobs’ handwriting and notes he is an English literature major at Reed College and from the Bay Area. He notes that transportation is “possible, but not probobale (sic).”

He notes he is a design engineer into electronics and tech and has a calculator and computer.

Jobs never graduated from Reed. He went on to start Apple computer with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976. Apple became one of the most valuable companies in the world and Jobs became one of the richest people in the world.

BREAKING: Steve Jobs application for a job in 1973 has sold for $277,996

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 24, 2021

Jobs passed away in 2011 and his memorabilia has skyrocketed. This application was first auctioned off in 2018 for $174,000. The following year, a floppy disk signed by him sold for $84,115. A Jobs signed cover of Newsweek sold for more than $50,000.

The auction was conducted by London liquidation company Charterfields. The final price includes a five percent premium and a 20 percent VAT.

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