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David Duffield

Chairman and Cofounder, Workday
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Net worth 2018: $9.15 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Incline Village, Nevada
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1941
Children: 10
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Cornell University; Master of Business Administration, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
BIOGRAPHY

David Duffield was bornon 1941 in Incline Village, Nevada, United States, is Chairman and Cofounder, Workday. David Duffield is #203 in List Billionaires People In The World. Septuagenarian David Duffield founded not just one, but two successful enterprise software companies after age 40. He started PeopleSoft at 47 and sold it to Oracle for $10.7 billion in cash in 2005. At age 65 he founded Workday, which went public in 2012, and where he serves as chairman. In May 2015, Duffield moved back to Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area and donated his Bay Area estate to his animal charity, Maddie's Fund.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.1 Billion

2010

$1.2 Billion

2011

$1.3 Billion

2012

$2.1 Billion

2013

$6.4 Billion

2014

$7.4 Billion

2015

$6 Billion

2016

$6.7 Billion

2017

$6.7 Billion

2018

$9.15 Billion

If you truly listen to what people are saying, you'll find out what's on their mind that they want to be comfortable with. And then you'll be more effective in addressing their concerns.

David Duffield
TIMELINE
2014

Duffield relinquished the co-CEO role in May 2014, and became chairman of the board

2013

2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award RecipientDavid Duffield is married to Cheryl Duffield

2011

The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, and employed approximately 1,000 people in 2011, with Duffield and Bhusri serving as co-CEOs at Workday

2005

Between 2005 and 2016 they lived in Alamo, California but now live near Lake Tahoe

1999

In January 1999, the Board of Directors restructured the foundation, defined its mission, and adopted the current name

1997

Maddie died of cancer in 1997, and Duffield acted on his earlier promise to his pet, "If we ever make some money, I promise we will give it back to you and your kind so others can be as happy as we are today

1994

In 1994, Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, established Maddie's Fund, originally named the Duffield Family Foundation

1987

Duffield founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairman

1941

David Arthur Duffield (born 1941) is an American businessman in the software industry

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