Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and the inventor of the Apple I and the Apple II: While working at Hewlett Packard in California, Mr. Wozniak and Steven Jobs collaborated to develop, in Jobs’ garage, the Apple I computer. With money raised by selling Jobs’ Volkswagen microbus and Wozniak’s Hewlett Packard calculator and credit from local electronics suppliers, the pair began to fill their first order for 25 Apple I computers. Thus began the personal computer revolution. Years later, Mr. Wozniak left Apple Computer, and has since devoted his time to a number of community projects, including doing volunteer work in Silicon Valley kindergartens teaching local Hispanic children. Currently Mr. Wozniak is the CEO of Wheels of Zeus, a company that designs wireless electronics products. For his contributions to computing, Mr. Wozniak was awarded the national Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Heinz Award for Technology in 2000. He has also been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.