Just heard a fascinating story on National Public Radio.

Everybody probably knows that Apple was started by two young guys in the 1970s. Recently Apple was valued at $220 billion, making it the biggest tech company in the world. Thus, the two founders are quite wealthy.

What I didn't know was that there was a third founder, who owned 10 percent of Apple right at the beginning. Today his share would be worth over 20 billion.

Except that....

He gave back his 10% ownership share only 12 days after joining Apple, and went off to do other things.

Today he is retired, living on social security, 20 billion dollars poorer than he might have been.

Kids, don't try this at home!