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What Happens To The Founding Employees Of Tech Giants?

Back in their early days, Apple's first employees were mostly just a mishmash of kids, rebels, and newbies, trying to build a product that worked. Tracking the exact order in which Apple first hired people is tricky, but Business Insider reported that the following ten people, with one bonus entry, are believed to have been formally assigned the first ten payroll numbers, forever codifying them as the original crew. And hey, if you think that Steve Jobs was Apple employee #1, well ...

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    Where Apple's First 10 Employees Are Now

    Where Apple's First 10 Employees Are Now

    For decades, the ultimate symbol of what's new, cool, and trendy has been a little fruit with a perplexingly clean bite mark in it. As proven by the evolution of the company's products, from 1976's Apple I computer to 1998's rainbow colored iMacs — not to mention the electrifying sensation of products like the iPod, iPhone, and iPad — Apple has owned the tech zeitgeist for a long time, by introducing a slew of world-changing products via a guy in a black turtleneck standing before a big screen.

    Where Facebook's First 10 Employees Are Now

    Where Facebook's First 10 Employees Are Now

    Back in 2004, though, the world of friend requests and status updates was still new territory. MySpace was the king of social media, Mark Zuckerberg was just a bright kid at Harvard, and few could have foreseen the giant blue juggernaut that "The Facebook" would one day become. Zuckerberg usually gets all the credit, but there were a number of other Facebook co-founders who made the strange project come alive. While pinpointing these first 10 Facebook folks can be a bit tricky, the following people definitely hopped on the train early — and they've come a long way in the years since.

    What Twitter's First Employees Are Doing 15 Years Later

    What Twitter's First Employees Are Doing 15 Years Later

    While there was a solid team behind the creation of Twitter, early struggles meant that many involved in its development were laid off and had to move on to different ventures, according to Business Insider. At times, the process got messy or harsh, with some co-founders being erased and others being excluded from getting stock options. Overall, though, most of the brains behind Twitter leveraged their experience and entrepreneurial spirit to develop and grow some of the brands of today. Fifteen years after its start, here's what Twitter's first employees are doing today.

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