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John Morgridge

Chairman Emeritus, Cisco SystemsChairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems
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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1933
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Master of Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business

John Morgridge was bornon 1933 in United States, is Chairman Emeritus, Cisco SystemsChairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems. Former Cisco CEO John Morgridge holds most of his fortune in Cisco shares. After a stint as a Honeywell executive, he became Cisco's chief in 1988. He took the company public in 1990, stepped down in 1995 and became a billionaire the following year as the company's stock continued to climb. Morgridge and his wife, Tashia, are avid philanthropists. They have given numerous gifts to his alma maters: the University of Wisconsin, where he went for undergrad, and Stanford University, where he earned his M.B.A. Their $100 million gift to Wisconsin, announced in November 2014, is the largest gift by an individual donor in the school's history. An avid hiker, Morgridge is a former chair of the Nature Conservancy, which uses private funds to buy and protect land from development.


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Morgridge was featured in the documentary film Something Ventured, which premiered in 2011


In 2010, Morgridge and his wife donated $175 million to create the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, an endowment which will provide grants to low-income students attending one of Wisconsin’s public colleges or universities


At his retirement in 2006, Cisco had 50,000 employees in 77 countries


"Morgridge serves on several corporate and charity boards of directors, including the Nature Conservancy, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and was a trustee of Stanford University (2002-2007) where he teaches management at the Graduate School of Business


He was replaced by John Chambers as CEO in 1995 and as chairman in 2006


He joined Cisco in 1988, then a four-year-old company with 34 employees, as its second chief executive officer and chairman of the board


In 1955, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin and in 1957, he earned a MBA from Stanford University


Morgridge (born 1933) is an American businessman who was the CEO and chairman of the board of Cisco Systems

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