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Gil Shwed

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Net worth 2018: $2.79 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Tel Aviv, Israel
Country: Israel
BirthDay: 5 July 1967
Sigh: Leo
BIOGRAPHY

Gil Shwed was bornon 5 July 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel. Gil Shwed is #892 in List Billionaires People In The World. Gil Shwed, considered the inventor of the modern computer firewall, founded Check Point in 1993 with Shlomo Kramer and Marius Nacht. The company went public on the Nasdaq Stock Market in 1996. Shwed owns about 15% and is the company's CEO; Nacht sits on the board. Checkpoint, which develops cybersecurity software, counts many of the largest U.S. companies as its clients. In late 2016 Check Point found a breach in some 1 million Google accounts and worked with Google to fight the cyber attack.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1.6 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$1.65 Billion

2014

$1.8 Billion

2015

$2.2 Billion

2016

$2.2 Billion

2017

$2.8 Billion

2018

$2.79 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

In September 2017, Shwed was ranked 12th in TheMarker Magazine list

2014

Globes, one of Israel's largest financial outlets honored Shwed as their "Person of the Year" in 2014

2010

In 2010, Shwed was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Israel

2005

He received numerous prestigious accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, which he received in June 2005

2002

In 2002, Shwed appeared on the front cover of Forbes’ Billionaires issue

1994

That year, Shwed invented and patented stateful inspection, which served as the basis for the first version of the company’s renowned FireWall-1, released in 1994

1993

In 1993, Shwed founded Check Point together with Shlomo Kramer, Shwed’s friend from the military unit, and Marius Nacht with whom he worked at Optrotech

1967

Gil Shwed (Hebrew: גיל שויד; born in July 5,1967 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli software engineer, inventor and entrepreneur

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