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Jim Breyer

Founder, CEO, Breyer Capital
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Net worth 2018: $3 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Woodside, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1961
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Stanford University; Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
BIOGRAPHY

Jim Breyer was bornon 1961 in Woodside, California, United States, is Founder, CEO, Breyer Capital. Jim Breyer is #798 in List Billionaires People In The World. One of Facebook's first venture investors, Jim Breyer made much of his fortune investing in the social network. After 28-years at venture firm Accel Partners, Breyer now invests through his own Breyer Capital and is betting big on Artificial Intelligence. The VC has investments in data analytics company Kensho, digital currency firm Circle Financial, and doctor-on-demand app Heal. He has invested in over 40 companies that have had successful IPOs or mergers including Etsy, Marvel Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment. He currently serves on the board of Blackstone and 21st Century Fox.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1.1 Billion

2012

$1.1 Billion

2013

$1.5 Billion

2014

$2.1 Billion

2015

$2.4 Billion

2016

$2.7 Billion

2017

$2.8 Billion

2018

$3 Billion

Pulling the trigger to invest in Facebook in early 2005 and helping Mark in a very small way to recruit Sheryl Sandberg were two of the best decisions of my business career.

Jim Breyer
TIMELINE
2017

In December 2017, Breyer announced that he was looking into blockchain technology

2016

In June 2016, the Wall Street Journal published a piece on what it one of the largest ever China-focused venture capital funds raised, $1 billion in capital commitments for the IDG Capital Fund III of Breyer and IDG Capital

2014

In 2014, Breyer was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Venture Capital Journal

2012

He was also named to the Vanity Fair New Establishment Hall of Fame in 2012

2011

For three consecutive years, from 2011–13, Forbes has ranked Jim Breyer number one on the Forbes Midas List of Tech's Top Investors

2010

In August 2010, Fortune named Breyer one of the 10 smartest people in technology, and the smartest investor in technology

2009

, where he was the founding Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee from 2009 until 2013; Brightcove, an online video platform which went public in 2012; and Model N as a founding investor and board member

2006

"In 2006, Breyer founded Breyer Capital, a global equity investor focused on providing capital to help catalyze high impact social and for-profit entrepreneurs

2005

In the past, Breyer has served on a number of public and private boards, including: Facebook from April, 2005 to June, 2013 where he was a Chairman of the Compensation Committee; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

2001

, as the lead/presiding independent Director from 2001 until he resigned in June 2013; Marvel Entertainment as founding Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee from 2006 until their acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2009; News Corporation from 2011 to 2013; Dell Inc

2000

In 2000, Breyer also established Accel-KKR, a joint venture between Accel Partners and the private equity firm KKR

1990

In 1990, he was named a partner and in 1995, he became a managing partner

1987

In 1987 he accepted a job with the venture capital firm Accel Partners in San Francisco and was mentored by founders Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz

1961

Breyer was born in 1961 in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Hungarian immigrants

1921

Breyer is currently on the boards of Etsy, Legendary Entertainment, Circle Financial, and 21st Century Fox where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee

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