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John Sall

Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute
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Net worth 2018: $4.89 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Cary, North Carolina
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1948
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Beloit College; Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University
BIOGRAPHY

John Sall was bornon 1948 in Cary, North Carolina, United States, is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute. John Sall is #390 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Sall cofounded statistical software firm SAS with James Goodnight in 1976. The two partners met at NC State, where Sall was studying graduate-level statistics and Goodnight was pursuing his Ph.D. SAS reached $3.2 billion in revenue in 2016 and has more than 83,000 customers, which include banks, government agencies and insurance companies. SAS offers employees generous workplace perks, including an on-site health care center, pharmacy and daycare services.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$3.4 Billion

2010

$3.4 Billion

2011

$3.5 Billion

2012

$3.6 Billion

2013

$3.6 Billion

2014

$3.8 Billion

2015

$3.8 Billion

2016

$4.2 Billion

2017

$4.5 Billion

2018

$4.89 Billion

We live in the age of big data, and most of this data is stored in databases. Making it easy to get this data into an analysis helps turn "big data" into "big statistics."

John Sall
TIMELINE
2016

2 billion as of 2016, making him the 392nd richest person in the United States at the time

2009

As of 2009, most of Sall's net worth was illiquid, and based on the estimated worth of his partial ownership in SAS Institute

2003

He went on to study graduate–level statistics at North Carolina State University, where he received an honorary doctorate in 2003

2002

Sall was on the board of The Nature Conservancy from 2002 to 2011, and is currently a member of the board for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

1998

Sall was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1998 and is a member of the North Carolina State University board of trustees

1994

In 1994, he served as chairman of the Interface Foundation of North America

1989

Sall and a small team of developers spent a year and a half working on JMP before version one was released in October 1989

1980

Sall started developing JMP in the 1980s, when the graphical user interface was introduced on the Macintosh

1976

In 1976, the two joined others from the University, Anthony James Barr and Jane Helwig, in founding SAS Institute, an analytics software company founded to analyze agricultural data

1948

John Sall was born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1948

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