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Michael Moritz

Chairman, Sequoia Capital
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Net worth 2018: $4.26 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: San Francisco, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1954
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Christ Church, Oxford University; Master of Business Administration, Wharton School
BIOGRAPHY

Michael Moritz was bornon 1954 in San Francisco, California, United States, is Chairman, Sequoia Capital. Michael Moritz is #547 in List Billionaires People In The World. Wales native Michael Moritz got his start as a journalist at Time Magazine after emigrating to America in 1976. Moritz wrote an early biography of StEve Jobs and Apple, "The Little Kingdom," while Time's San Francisco bureau chief. After making the jump to venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, Moritz invested in companies such as Google, LinkedIn and PayPal. A diagnosis with a rare and undisclosed medical condition led Moritz to step back from a leadership role at Sequoia in 2012. His condition hasn't stopped him from working with current portfolio companies including Instacart, Klarna and Stripe.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.4 Billion

2010

$1.3 Billion

2011

$1.6 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$2.2 Billion

2014

$2.5 Billion

2015

$2.7 Billion

2016

$3 Billion

2017

$3.2 Billion

2018

$4.26 Billion

Every time we invest in a little company, it's a battle against the odds.

Michael Moritz
TIMELINE
2016

On 16 October 2016, The Guardian reported Michael Moritz "donated $49,999 to a divisive ballot measure intended to clear San Francisco’s streets of homeless encampments, according to campaign filings

2014

In November 2014, Moritz was given the Honorary Doctorates (Doctor of Letters honoris causa) from the HKUST based on his outstanding in recognition of his distinguished achievements and contributions

2013

Moritz was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to promoting British economic interests and philanthropic work

2012

On 11 July 2012, it was announced Moritz had donated £75m to Oxford University to support students from families with an income below £16,000 per year

2010

In July 2010, Moritz was conferred an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University, where his father Alfred had previously been Vice-Principal and Professor of Classics

2009

"In 2009, 25 years after "The Little Kingdom," Moritz published a revised and expanded follow-up: Return to the Little Kingdom: How Apple and StEve Jobs Changed the World

2008

On 18 June 2008, Michael Moritz and his wife, American novelist Harriet Heyman, announced a donation of US$50m to Christ Church, Oxford, his former college, the largest single donation in the college's history

2006

His investment in Google helped him achieve the number one listing in Forbes' "Midas List" of the top dealmakers in the technology industry in 2006 and 2007, and a place on the 2007 "TIME 100"

2004

Google was one of several co-investments with John Doerr of rival venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and the initial public offering of the company in 2004 made him one of Wales' richest men

1986

"In 1986, he joined Sequoia Capital after co-authoring "Going for Broke: The Chrysler Story" (with Barrett Seaman, TIME's Detroit bureau chief)

1982

TIME's Man of the Year for 1982, the greatest influence for good or evil, is not a man at all

1980

When he was a reporter for Time magazine, StEve Jobs contracted him in the early 1980s to document the development of the Mac for a book he was writing about Apple

1978

In 1978, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Thouron Scholar

1954

Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz KBE (born 12 September 1954) is a Welsh-born venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, a philanthropist and author of the first history of Apple Inc

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