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    Founder Steven Jobs and CEO/Chairman John Sculley pose with an early Macintosh computer. Jobs later split from the company only to return as interim CEO several years later.

    Thirty-five-years ago today, three men decided to sell a circuit board with little else and call it a computer.

    Thousands of products and billions of dollars later, Apple is now a household name and Steve Wozniak is no longer building computers by hand.

    April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne all joined forces to sell the Apple I personal computer kit.

    Little could Wayne, who was called the "adult supervision" of the group, have known that Apple would turn into the global behemoth it has become.

    He ended up selling his share of the company for $2,300. He was the Eduardo Saverin -- sort of -- of Apple before Saverin was even born.

    Apple wasn't officially incorporated until the start of 1977 but the three men behind the company started things off on April 1, 1976.

    The first Apple 1 went on sale later that year for $666.66. Interesting.

    Happy birthday Apple.