Eric Schmidt – Forbes 400

Date:  1st October 2008

#52 Eric Schmidt
Net Worth: $4.0 billion
Source: Technology, Google

Self made
Age: 50
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Hometown: Atherton, CA

Education: Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts / Science
University of California Berkeley, Doctorate

Electrical engineering degree from Princeton, Ph.D. from UC, Berkeley, began career in software at Bell Labs and Xerox PARC. Began at pre-IPO Sun Microsystems in 1983, rising to chief technology officer; led development of its Java technology. Briefly ran flailing software outfit Novell, but found perfect match in 2001 when Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (see both) appointed him chief executive. Introduced new services (Gmail, Google Talk), taking on Microsoft with desktop search function.

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