Ross Perot and NeXT (and Apple)

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

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
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    FoxyKaye

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    A bunch of charts and diagrams that make no sense and endless hours of prime-time TV time? :p
     
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    ham_man

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

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    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.
     
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    Inspector Lee

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    Around the same time, didn't Perot have a chance to buy Microsoft? I thought I read that somewhere.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    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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