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David Hindawi

Executive Chairman, Tanium
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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Berkeley, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1944
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

David Hindawi was bornon 1944 in Berkeley, California, United States, is Executive Chairman, Tanium. David Hindawi cofounded cybersecurity firm Tanium with his son Orion in 2007. The duo previously started BigFix, an IT software patching system that they sold to IBM for $400 million in 2010. By then, the Hindawis already had moved on to Tanium, building the software in secret for five years before unveiling a new, super-fast way to scan and control security across thousands of networked computers in a company. In September 2015, they raised $120 million in new funding that valued Tanium at $3.5 billion, doubling their valuation of five months prior. In February 2016, Orion took over as CEO from his father, but in practice they co-manage Tanium. David is an immigrant who was born in Baghdad, grew up in Israel, and went to UC Berkeley to earn a PhD.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2016

$1 Billion

2017

$1 Billion

2018

$1 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

In February 2016, Orion took over as CEO from his father, who continued to serve as the company's executive chairman

2015

In September 2015, they raised $120 million in new funding that valued Tanium at $3

2007

In 2007, along with his son, Orion Hindawi, he founded the cybersecurity firm, Tanium Inc

1997

In 1997, he founded BigFix Inc, an IT systems management company that was acquired by IBM for $400 million in 2010

1984

In 1984, he founded a telecommunications company, Software Ventures, which was sold to an Internet service provider in 1995

1970

In 1970, he immigrated to the United States where he earned a PhD from UC Berkeley

1951

Hindawi was born to an Iraqi Jewish family in Baghdad but moved to Israel in 1951

1944

David Hindawi (born 1944) is an Iraqi-born, American software entrepreneur and billionaire

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