John Cusack Missed The Chance To Become An Apple Millionaire

WENN  |  Posted: 26/04/2012 08:25 Updated: 26/04/2012 08:25   WENN

Actor John Cusack regrets not taking up a chance to invest in Apple stock when iTunes was just a good idea - because he'd be a very rich man right now.

The Con Air star reveals he met with late tech guru Steve Jobs shortly after his hit film High Fidelity came out - and the Apple boss wowed him with his vision for the future of music.

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But Cusack was too naive to jump at the chance to become an early investor.

He recalls, "He (Jobs) called me up and wanted to know if I would do a commercial for what was then gonna be iTunes and he took me through the iPad and iTunes and he showed me the whole thing; he basically showed me the future of music.

"I never actually thought that I should have bought Apple stock. That's how much I don't think about money. He literally laid it all out for me."

Cusack turned down the chance to become the face of Jobs' vision too, adding, "I didn't feel like doing a commercial."

Cusack gets his own star

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  • John Cusack is given his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, with famous friends in support. Pictures: PA

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