Eric Schmidt

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Date of Birth April 27, 1955
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Eric Schmidt

Eric Emerson Schmidt is an American businessman and software engineer. He is currently chair of the US Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Advisory Board. He is known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017, and Technical Advisor at Alphabet from 2017 to 2020. In 2017, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 119th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of US$11.1 billion. As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt did a complete re-write of Lex, a software program to generate lexical analysers for the Unix computer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief executive officer of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, Schmidt served as the CEO of Google. He has served on various other boards in academia and industry, including the Boards of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University, Apple, Princeton University, and Mayo Clinic.

Born: Eric Emerson Schmidt, April 27, 1955, Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Education: Princeton University (B.S.E.), University of California, Berkeley (M.S, Ph.D.)
Occupation: Chairman
Years active: 1982–present
Employer: US Department of Defense
Net worth: US$14.2 billion (October 2019)
Title: Chairman
Political party: Democratic
Website: Eric Schmidt's Official site
Twitter: Eric Schmidt's Twitter profile
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About Eric Schmidt

Software engineer who was best known for being CEO of Google from 2001 - 2011.

Before Fame

He was a graduate of Princeton University where he earned his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering in 1976.

Achievement

He had an estimated net worth of over $8 billion and was the 138th richest person in the world in 2013. In 2014, he co-authored a book titled How Google Works.

Family Life

He had two daughters with wife Wendy Boyl.

Associations

He impressed both Sergey Brin and Larry Page during his Google interview in 2001.

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Latest information about Eric Schmidt updated on February 26, 2021.

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