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John Doerr

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
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Net worth 2018: $7.74 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Woodside, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 29 June 1951
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Rice University; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Master of Science, Rice University
BIOGRAPHY

John Doerr was bornon 29 June 1951 in Woodside, California, United States, is General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. John Doerr is #230 in List Billionaires People In The World. Investor John Doerr is chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The 66-year-old joined the investment firm in 1980 after working at Intel and cofounding two companies. KPCB is one of Silicon Valley's most storied firms, having backed Amazon, AOL, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Netscape and Twitter. Doerr famously led KPCB into Google in 1999, investing $12.5 million and transforming it into billions when Google went public in 2004. Doerr stepped down from his role leading the firm in March 2016, ceding the leadership to fellow investor Ted Schlein.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.4 Billion

2010

$1.55 Billion

2011

$2.3 Billion

2012

$2.5 Billion

2013

$2.9 Billion

2014

$3.3 Billion

2015

$4.1 Billion

2016

$5 Billion

2017

$5.2 Billion

2018

$7.74 Billion

The two things you really look for in a company are a powerful team and a large market.

John Doerr
TIMELINE
2017

As of July 2017, Forbes ranked Doerr as the 105th richest person in the United States and the 303rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of US $6

2012

Before changing his mind in 2012, he was known for challenging those who gave her negative performance reviews

2010

In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame

2009

In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

2008

In 2008 he announced with StEve Jobs the Kleiner Perkins $100 million iFund, declaring the iPhone "more important than the personal computer" because "it knows who you are" and "where you are

2007

In a 2007 TED conference, he cited his daughter's remark, "your generation created this problem, you better fix it", as a call to fight global warming

1997

In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in business

1980

He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980, and since then has directed venture capital funding to some of the most successful technology companies in the world including Compaq, Netscape, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, drugstore

1976

degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976

1974

Doerr joined Intel Corporation in 1974 just as the firm was developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor

1951

John Doerr (born June 29, 1951) is an American venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, California

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