In 1997, Apple Stock Hit a 12-Year Low that Was At Least Partially Caused By a Single Sale of 1.5 Million Shares ($22.5 Million) By an Anonymous Party. This Helped Jobs Convince the Board to Oust the Old CEO and Appoint Jobs As the Replacement. Jobs Later Admitted to Being the Anonymous Party

Wikipedia notes:

During [former Apple CEO] Amelio’s tenure Apple’s stock continued to slump and hit a 12-year low in Q2 1997 that was at least partially caused by a single sale of 1.5 million shares of Apple stock on June 26 by an anonymous party who was later confirmed to be Steve Jobs. Apple lost another $708 million. On the July 4, 1997 weekend, Jobs convinced the directors to oust Amelio in a boardroom coup ….

The San Francisco Chronicle reported in 1997:

Steve Jobs has confirmed that he sold 1.5 million Apple shares in June …

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