Chris Espinosa

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Chris Espinosa
Nationality American
Education University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Engineer, Inventor
Known for Joined Apple Inc at the age of fourteen in 1976 and is the longest-serving employee.

Chris Espinosa is a senior employee of Apple Inc., officially employee number 8.[1] Having joined the company at the age of fourteen in 1976 when it was still housed in Steve Jobs' parents' garage, writing software manuals and coding after school, he is the company's longest-serving employee.

Espinosa studied at the University of California, Berkeley, where his freshman advisor was Andy Hertzfeld, dropping out to work on the original Apple Macintosh.[2] He currently works on the forthcoming iOS Family Sharing system.[3][4]

His other work includes contributions to Mac OS, A/UX, HyperCard, Taligent, Kaleida Labs, AppleScript, Xcode and Mac OS X. He is a frequent speaker at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and occasionally appears as a panelist at its Stump the Experts session.

Actor Eddie Hassell portrayed him in the 2013 film, Jobs.


  1. ^ Derek Sivers (July 6, 2009). "Tom Williams: Hired by Apple at 14. His full story.". Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Espinosa, Chris. "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Kosner, Anthony Wing. "Apple's New Family Plan Makes It Easy To Solve The iTunes Identity Crisis". Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Espinosa, Chris. "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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