"I do a lot of work, I do a lot of travel and I pay over 50% of anything I make in taxes and I believe that's part of life and you should do it."
Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple, but according to Wozniak, it was Steve Jobs who focused on the money aspect. "That was his big thing, " says Wozniak. That focus has turned Apple into a $600 billion dollar company, and Wozniak says it's only fair that Apple pays its taxes.
Currently, Apple moves allot of its profit through a subsidiary in Ireland, who's standard rate of corporate tax is among the lowest in the world at 12.5% compared to the United States at 35%. Even though Apple has never been found guilty of evading taxes, public opinion has taken a hit for the technology giant.
"But you know, on the other hand I look back any company that is a public company, its shareholders are going to force it to be as profitable as possible and that means financial people studying all the laws of the world and figuring out all the schemes that work that are technically legal. They're technically legal and it bothers me and I would not live my life that way."
See the BBC interview here.
On a final note. Wozniak is just such a loveable guy - man crush!