Do you like numbers? We have a figure that will leave you in one piece: Apple has increased the value of its shares by 22,250% since it went public in 1980. Yes, the IPO took place 35 years ago, when very few could have imagined that the company would become one of the best performing companies on the planet. And the graph below summarizes perfectly what has happened in all this time.
In 2005, the value of the shares began to rise, in a timid way, if we pull the records, in that year the iPhone 3GS was introduced and from that date, the shares began their dizzying rise that will undoubtedly have made more than one millionaire who had the happy idea of going through the stock exchange.
Precisely this December 12 marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Tim Cook’s firm on the stock market, and it does so, as you can imagine, through the big door. However, there will also be those who are pulling their hair out with a fact: if instead of having bought an Apple III (the model the firm launched in 1980) he had invested that money in the company’s shares, he would now be a millionaire .
In fact, the Apple III cost a whopping $4,340 at its launch, and was worth $965,650 in shares , which is on the verge of being officially considered a millionaire. A question of elections…