In trade on Thursday, Apple's market capitalisation broke through the $1-trillion barrier. Here are ten things you didn't know about the world's biggest company: 1. The worst investment decision ever

Apple’s two founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, are well known. What is less well known is that there was a third founding member, Ronald Wayne. Wayne sold his 10% stake in the company for $800 just 12 days after it was founded in April 1976. He received a further $1,500 payout. If he had stuck with the company, his share would now be worth $100bn.

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