Ross Perot and NeXT (and Apple)

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac-er, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    I didn't know that Ross Perot gave Steve his venture capital when Steve started NeXT in 1986.

    Anyone know anymore details about this?

    What did Perot get out of it when Apple bought 'em out?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    San Francisco, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    A bunch of charts and diagrams that make no sense and endless hours of prime-time TV time? :p
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    If I had to guess, all of the stock he had in NeXT was transfered into Apple stock...
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2003
    It sounds like he would have gotten his share of the cash from the deal, but no stock, since Steve took all the Apple stock.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Inspector Lee

    Jan 24, 2004
    East Lansing, MI
    Around the same time, didn't Perot have a chance to buy Microsoft? I thought I read that somewhere.
  6. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Perot had sold off most of his NeXT shares by the time Apple came knocking, with about a 10% stake left by then. Jobs ended up with about half by the end.

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