Date: 2009

Some would consider the Dropbox co-founders clinically insane for passing up an $800 million offer. Especially when the bid was being made by one of the most powerful and influential tech figures of all time. But not even that much wealth could convince Ferdowsi and Houston to cash out. Word is Jobs called the duo to a meeting at his Cupertino office and threw the nine-figure deal their way, to which Houston abruptly cut Jobs short on his pitch and declared the business wasn’t for sale.