Tech execs who left early and missed out on millions (even billions)

The entrepreneurial spirit is one that drives some people to build amazing things. It also drives people to make changes often if they don’t see the vision. Here are 14 people who may regret their history. Case in point: the guy who sold 10% of Apple for $800.

Everyone loves a Silicon Valley success story: A handful of smart, driven young entrepreneurs gets together to work on a passion project, find an idea with real legs, and are rewarded with an lucrative “exit” of making it big or being purchased by one of the industry’s giants.

While there are notable examples of software company exits making thousands  of people wealthy, there are always cases of workers who for one reason or another miss out on their potential fortunes.

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