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Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman, Google
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Net worth 2018: $13.91 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Washington, D.C.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 April 1955
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley; Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley
BIOGRAPHY

Eric Schmidt was bornon 27 April 1955 in Washington, D.C., United States, is Executive Chairman, Google. Eric Schmidt is #107 in List Billionaires People In The World. Eric Schmidt is chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and functions as Google's global ambassador. The vast majority of Schmidt's wealth lies in Alphabet stock. Schmidt was Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011; prior to that he had stints as CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems. In May 2015, his family's investment vehicle bought a 20% stake in hedge fund firm D.E. Shaw & Co. for an undisclosed price.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$5.5 Billion

2010

$5.45 Billion

2011

$6.2 Billion

2012

$7.5 Billion

2013

$8.3 Billion

2014

$9.3 Billion

2015

$9.9 Billion

2016

$11.3 Billion

2017

$11.1 Billion

2018

$13.91 Billion

If you focus on your competition, you will never deliver anything truly innovative.

Eric Schmidt
TIMELINE
2017

On December 21, 2017, Schmidt announced he would be stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet

2016

Schmidt is an investor in Timshel, another start up company associated with Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign

2015

In 2015, the UK Government introduced a new law intended to penalise Google and other large multinational corporations' artificial tax avoidance

2014

In 2014, he had a cameo appearance in the film Dumb and Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

2013

In January 2013, Schmidt visited North Korea with his daughter Sophie, Jared Cohen, and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson

2010

The book was inspired by an essay in Foreign Affairs magazine the two co-wrote in 2010

2009

During an interview aired on December 3, 2009, on the CNBC documentary "Inside the Mind of Google," Schmidt was asked, "People are treating Google like their most trusted friend

2008

"Schmidt was on the list of ARTnews's 200 top art collectors in 2008

2007

He is a member of the Bilderberg Group and has attended the annual Bilderberg conferences every year since 2007 (except for 2009)

2006

The Schmidt Family Foundation was established in 2006 by Wendy Schmidt and Eric Schmidt to address issues of sustainability and the responsible use of natural resources

2005

In 2005, Google blacklisted CNET reporters from talking to Google employees for one year, until July 2006, after CNET published personal information on Schmidt, including his political donations, hobbies, salary, and neighborhood, that had been obtained through Google searches

2004

In 2004, Schmidt and the Google founders agreed to a base salary of US $1 (which continued through 2010) with other compensation of $557,465 in 2006, $508,763 in 2008, and $243,661 in 2009

2001

In March 2001, Schmidt joined Google's board of directors as chairman, and became the company's CEO in August 2001

2000

He taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business in the 2000s

1999

New America is a non-profit public-policy institute and think tank, founded in 1999

1997

In April 1997, Schmidt became the CEO and chairman of the board of Novell

1983

In 1983, Schmidt joined Sun Microsystems as its first software manager

1982

degree in 1982 in EECS, with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems

1980

In June 1980, Schmidt married Wendy Susan Boyle (born in Short Hills, New Jersey, in 1955)

1979

In 1979, at the University of California, Berkeley, Schmidt then earned an M

1976

From 1976 to 1980, Schmidt stayed at the International House Berkeley, where he met his future wife, Wendy Boyle

1972

Schmidt graduated from Yorktown High School in the Yorktown neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, in 1972, after earning eight varsity letter awards in long-distance running

1955

Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, businessman and the Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc

1921

Schmidt is an active member of the Berggruen Institute's 21st Century Council

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