Silicon valley, a hub of brilliant, high-tech companies in the US. From Apple and Amazon to Tesla, YouTube and Uber, all the major companies reside in Silicon Valley. It’s where all the innovation happens.
What do the people running these companies rely on as their daily driver? When you’re spearheading innovation into entire industries on your own, which innovative device do you pick to get you through the day?
From a Cashify perspective, we wonder what happens to the old phones they no longer use? How responsible is a CEO of a Billion Dollar company with his old electronics and moreover, What do these tech billionaires use themselves? Here is a list of few of these execs and their phones.
The famous Tesla Motors owner, Elon Musk is known to be a regular iPhone user. Though there is no official statement, there are multiple instances where he has mentioned his ‘iPhone’ or ‘iPad’ in his conversation. His biographer, Ashlee Vance also mentioned him using an iPhone in his biography.
Having a strong relationship with the Apple execs, Mark Zuckerberg is said to receive free iPhones from the company, although we’re sure he doesn’t need them ‘free’.
Not surprisingly, he uses an iPhone and Apple products in general. He has been spotted using the latest iPhones in public several times.
He is the man all of us hail for giving us Wikipedia. But what device does he pick? Wales answered a question on Quora, a platform on which he is quite active, mentioning his Samsung Galaxy S5. In fact, he’s even tweeted about it. While he may have upgraded by now, we have reason to believe he’ll be sticking to Samsung, or at least, Android.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
The Co-founders of Google use a variety of Android phones. But right now, Sergey Brin was spotted using the latest Nexus model. He is likely to be carrying the Google Pixel right now. The first phone however, that Larry carried, was a Blackberry. Likely a Stanford EE380 version.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel uses an iPhone. While his current device is as of yet unknown, he recently spoke about his iPhone 5 and the fact that he doesn’t use a case for it because he is very careful with this devices.
As we all know, Travis Kalanick is the co-founder of Uber. The 40-year-old is also seen using an iPhone only. Source? Forbes mentioned Kalanick’s frequent tendency to pull out his iPhone during a conference.
It might come as a shock, but yes Bill Gates does use iPhone 5S. Or, did. He said this back then when asked about his phone: “While I believe Windows Phone is better even though we have not launched any update since 2012, I wanted to see exactly how much better it is compared to an iPhone 5s”. Bill Gates also uses a Surface Pro 2, as mentioned during one of his Reddit AMAs.
The Amazon owner and founder, Jeff Bezos used a Blackberry phone back in 2012 and was last seen using a Samsung handset, before he launched Amazon’s Fire Phone. Which phone is using at present is still a mystery to us.
Evidently, a majority of Silicon Valley’s exec use Apple products. Other celebrity stars use flip phones – like Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, actress Scarlett Johansson, and singer Rihanna. The reason being the privacy issue of their life. However, the above people gave a great insight into their preferences, likes and dislikes.
The Cashify business where one can sell old phones for Instant Cash is still not available in Silicon valley. If you have a used device to sell you can get an instant quote on www.cashify.in