Chris Espinosa Net Worth
Chris Espinosa net worth: Chris Espinosa is an American businessman, engineer, and inventor who has a net worth of $50 million. Chris Espinosa is best known for being a senior employee at Apple Inc. He joined Apple when he was just 14 back in 1976. He is officially employee #8 and as of 2017 is the longest-serving employee in the company. Espinosa wrote software manuals and did coding while Apple was housed in the garage of Steve Jobs' parents. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley and met Jobs at a computer store. He wrote BASIC programs and has spent his entire career at Apple. Jobs convinced him to drop out of school and work in the publications department. He was not offered free equity in Apple before the IPO. Steve Jobs was very stingy with the equity handouts. Chriswas reportedly given the opportunity to buy 2,000 shares at $5 each ($10,000 total) but declined. Today those 2000 shares would be worth around $4.2 million. Perhaps not totally eye-popping, but keep in mind it would have been off an original investment of $10,000. He has since been handsomely rewarded with both stock and salary. Espinoza was portrayed by actor Eddie Hassell in the 2013 movie Jobs. Most recently he worked on the iOS Family Sharing system at Apple.