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Gateway, Inc.

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Waitt is a co-founder of Gateway, Inc.. In 2004, after the acquisition of eMachines, Waitt turned over day-to-day operations of Gateway and the title of CEO to Wayne Inouye, the former CEO of eMachines.
Gateway was founded on September 5, 1985, on a farm outside Sioux City, Iowa, by Ted Waitt and Mike Hammond.

Sioux City, Iowa

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Waitt was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. The Company began on Waitt's father's cattle ranch in Sioux City, Iowa, moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and later to North Sioux City, South Dakota, where they continued to develop their "down-home" branding, complete with computer boxes printed in a black and white Holstein cow pattern.

EMachines

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In 2004, after the acquisition of eMachines, Waitt turned over day-to-day operations of Gateway and the title of CEO to Wayne Inouye, the former CEO of eMachines.
Wayne Inouye, CEO of eMachines, became CEO of Gateway, replacing founder Ted Waitt.

Jordan Gafa

Waitt's eldest daughter, Hailey, is married to former soccer player Jordan Gafa.
Gafa is married to Hailey Peschel Waitt, daughter of Gateway, Inc. co-founder Ted Waitt.

Ghislaine Maxwell

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Waitt was romantically linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, after she ended her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Following her personal and professional involvement with Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was romantically linked for several years to Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway computers.

Billionaire

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Theodore W. "Ted" Waitt (born January 18, 1963) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist.

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Theodore W. "Ted" Waitt (born January 18, 1963) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist.

University of Iowa

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He attended the University of Iowa and left without earning a degree.

Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

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The Company began on Waitt's father's cattle ranch in Sioux City, Iowa, moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and later to North Sioux City, South Dakota, where they continued to develop their "down-home" branding, complete with computer boxes printed in a black and white Holstein cow pattern.

North Sioux City, South Dakota

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The Company began on Waitt's father's cattle ranch in Sioux City, Iowa, moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and later to North Sioux City, South Dakota, where they continued to develop their "down-home" branding, complete with computer boxes printed in a black and white Holstein cow pattern.

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The Company began on Waitt's father's cattle ranch in Sioux City, Iowa, moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and later to North Sioux City, South Dakota, where they continued to develop their "down-home" branding, complete with computer boxes printed in a black and white Holstein cow pattern.

South Dakota

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Waitt led a move of the company's headquarters from South Dakota to Poway, California in 1998.

Poway, California

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Waitt led a move of the company's headquarters from South Dakota to Poway, California in 1998.

Chief executive officer

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In 2004, after the acquisition of eMachines, Waitt turned over day-to-day operations of Gateway and the title of CEO to Wayne Inouye, the former CEO of eMachines.

Wayne Inouye

In 2004, after the acquisition of eMachines, Waitt turned over day-to-day operations of Gateway and the title of CEO to Wayne Inouye, the former CEO of eMachines.

Acer Inc.

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In August 2007, Gateway was acquired by Acer Inc. for $1.90 per share or $710 million.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Waitt served as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Board of Trustees from November 28, 2016 until November 20, 2017.

Jeffrey Epstein

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Waitt was romantically linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, after she ended her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles

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Waitt owns homes in the Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles (put up for sale for $20 million in September 2015) and in La Jolla, California (purchased in 2005 for $13.32 million and put for sale for $22.9 million in November 2015).

La Jolla

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Waitt owns homes in the Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles (put up for sale for $20 million in September 2015) and in La Jolla, California (purchased in 2005 for $13.32 million and put for sale for $22.9 million in November 2015).

Beverly Hills, California

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Waitt also owns a home in Beverly Hills, California.

University of South Dakota

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Waitt was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of South Dakota.

Domestic violence

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Established in 1993, the Foundation initially focused on domestic violence prevention and community development, knowing that building stronger families and societies will help foster the vision of a better world.

Marine protected area

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The Waitt Institute is a founding member, along with National Geographic Pristine Seas, Oceans 5, and Dynamic Planet, of the Blue Prosperity Coalition which aims to support governments in sustainable oceans management by providing financing, expertise, and tools to protect 30% of marine environments through the creation of marine protected areas (MPA).