“If Gump was real and if he was still clinging on to his investment today, he could have a staggering 12 million shares in the Cupertino company worth around $7 billion,” Bell reports. “FancyDressCostumes.co.uk decided it would be fun to calculate what that investment in Apple would be worth today, ‘as a way of illustrating Apple’s extra-ordinary growth.’ How much of the shrimping profits Dan invested exactly isn’t mentioned in the movie, so a notional amount of $100,000 is used for this. Given the success of the Bubba Gump Shrimping Company, that’s certainly a plausible figure, and it would have given the pair around a 3% stake in Apple at the time (1970s).”
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