Eric Schmidt Biography
Eric Schmidt was born April 27, 1955, he is an American businessman and software engineer. Eric is known for being the Executive Chairman of Google from 2001 to 2015 and Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017. Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 119th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of US$11.1 billion in 2017,.
As an intern at Bell Labs, he did a complete re-write of Lex, a software program to generate lexical analysers for the UNIX computer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, Eric was CEO of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, Schmidt served as the CEO of Google. He has also served on various other boards in academia and industry, including the Boards of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University, Apple,Princeton University, and Mayo Clinic.
Eric Schmidt Age
Eric was born on 27th April 1955, he is 63 years old as in year 2018.
Eric Schmidt Family
He was born in Falls Church, Virginia, and grew up in Falls Church and Blacksburg, Virginia. Schmidt is one of three sons of Eleanor, who had a master’s degree in psychology, and Wilson Emerson Schmidt, a professor of international economics at Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins University, who worked at the U.S. Treasury Department during the Nixon Administration.
He graduated from Yorktown High School in the Yorktown neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, in 1972, after earning eight varsity letter awards in long-distance running. He joined Princeton University, starting as an architecture major and switching to electrical engineering, earning a B.S.E. degree in 1976. Schmidt stayed at the International House Berkeley, where he met his future wife, Wendy Boyle From 1976 to 1980. In 1979, at the University of California, Berkeley, Schmidt then earned an M.S. degree for designing and implementing a network (Berknet) linking the campus computer center with the CS and EECS departments. There, he also earned a Ph.D. degree in 1982 in EECS, with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems.
Eric Schmidt Wife|Divorce|Girlfriend|Daughter
Schmidt married Wendy Susan Boyle from Short Hills, New Jersey, in 1955. The couple lived in Atherton, California, in the 1990s. The couple had two children a daughter, Sophie, and had another, Alison, who died in 2017. The couple separated in 2011.
In January 2013, Schmidt visited North Korea together with his daughter Sophie, Jared Cohen, and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
In April 2015, he delivered the commencement address at Virginia Tech, located in Schmidt’s childhood home of Blacksburg, Virginia. This came on the same time when Schmidt was making a two million dollar donation to Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. His philanthropy is the result of his long standing friendship with Virginia Tech’s former president Paul Torgersen. His donation funded the Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean’s Chair in Engineering.
Eric Schmidt Net Worth
Eric Schmidt has a net worth of US$ 12.6 as at year 2017.
Eric Schmidt House|Mansion
His primary residence is a five-bedroom home in Atherton, California, an Affluent city in the heart of Silicon Valley. Schmidt purchased the home $2 million in 1990, but it’s worth about $6.97 million today, according to estimates by the real-estate tracker Zillow.
Eric Schmidt Google|Alphabet
After Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interviewed Schmidt they were impressed by him,and they decided to recruit him to run their company in 2001 under the guidance of venture capitalists John Doerr and Michael Moritz.
Schmidt joined Google’s board of directors as chairman in March 2001, and became the company’s CEO in August 2001. At Google, he shared responsibility for Google’s daily operations with founders Page and Brin. Proceeding to the Google initial public offering, Schmidt had responsibilities typically assigned to the CEO of a public company and focused on the management of the vice presidents and the sales organization. In agreement to Google, Schmidt’s job responsibilities included “building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google’s rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while the product development cycle times are kept to a minimum.”
As Executive Chairman of Google Schmidt speaking with Nik Gowing
Upon being hired at Google, Eric Schmidt was paid a salary of $250,000 and an annual performance bonus. He was also given 14,331,703 shares of Class B common stock at $0.30 per share and 426,892 shares of Series C preferred stock at purchase price of $2.34.
In 2004, Eric together with Google founders agreed to a base salary of US $1 (which continued through 2010) with other compensation of $557,465 in 2006, $508,763 in 2008, and $243,661 in 2009. Schmidt did not receive any additional stock or options in 2009 or 2010. Most of Schmidt compensation was for “personal security” and charters of private aircraft.
PC World ranked Schmidt as the first on its list of the 50 most important people on the Web In 2007, together with Google co-founders Page and Brin.
He is one of a few people[who?] who became billionaires (in United States dollars) based on stock options received as employees in corporations of which they were neither the founders nor relatives of the founders.
In 2011 Schmidt was ranked as the 136th-richest person in the world in the list of ‘World’s Billionaires’, Forbes, with an estimated wealth of $7 billion.
On 20 January 2011, Google reported that Schmidt would stop serving as the CEO of Google but continue as the executive chairman of the company and act as an adviser to co-founders Page and Brin. He was awarded #100 million by Google gave him a $100 million equity award equity in 2011 when he stepped down as CEO on 4 April 2011, Page replaced Schmidt as the CEO.
Schmidt announced he would be stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet on December 21, 2017,
Eric Schmidt Education
He graduated from Yorktown High School in the Yorktown neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, in 1972, after earning eight varsity letter awards in long-distance running. He joined Princeton University, starting as an architecture major and switching to electrical engineering, earning a B.S.E. degree in 1976. Schmidt stayed at the International House Berkeley, where he met his future wife, Wendy Boyle From 1976 to 1980. In 1979, at the University of California, Berkeley, Schmidt then earned an M.S. degree for designing and implementing a network (Berknet) linking the campus computer center with the CS and EECS departments. There, he also earned a Ph.D. degree in 1982 in EECS, with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems
Eric Schmidt Book
- The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
- Die Vernetzung der Welt: Ein Blick in unsere Zukunft (German Edition) Kindle Edition
Eric Schmidt Quotes
- The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for
- computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day. Eric Schmidt
- There’s nothing that cannot be found through some search engine or on the Internet somewhere.
- I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something.
- You have to fight for your privacy or you lose it.
- The more broadband we can get globally, the better. It’s better for the world; it’s better for our advertisers; it’s better for Google.
- Facial recognition, completely unmonitored, can be used for very bad things. It can be used for stalking, for example.
Eric Schmidt Religion
He was born in Falls Church, Virginia, and grew up in Falls Church and Blacksburg, Virginia.
Eric Schmidt Amazon
Eric schmidt refers Amazon as their major competitor
Eric Schmidt Twitter
Eric Schmidt Contact|Email
Eric Schmidt Contact and Email are:
Telephone +1 650 253 0000
Eric Schmidt Obama
Schmidt during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign was a major donor and also an informal advisor in 2008 , and began campaigning the week of October 19, 2008, on behalf of the candidate. Schmidt was declared as a possible candidate for the Chief Technology Officer position, which Obama created in his administration, and Obama considered him for Commerce Secretary. After Barack Obama won in 2008, Schmidt became a member of President Obama’s transition advisory board and then a member of the United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He has served on Google’s government relations team.
Eric Schmidt Speech
Eric Schmidt Hillary Clinton
He is know as an investor in The Groundwork, this is a start-up company associated with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. For example, the company charged the campaign $177,000 in the second quarter of 2015. By month of May 2016, the campaign had spent $500,000 on it. Schmidt is also an investor in Timshel, another start up company associated with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. It is the parent company of The Groundwork.
Eric Schmidt Yacht
The Oasis is a custom superyacht that was built in 2006 by the world renowned shipyard Lurssen Yachts. It is a stately vessel comprised of 195 feet of pure luxury floating on water. It is not known who the Oasis was originally built for, or who owned it until 2009 when it was bought by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for US$72 million and refitted to his taste shortly thereafter.
Renowned yacht design company Glade Johnson Design is responsible for crafting the beautiful interior and exterior of the Oasis. Timeless décor, luxurious furnishings and fittings, and plush seating throughout the yacht create a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.
Larry Page Eric Schmidt
Larry page is the the co-founder of Google, he is among the google Co-founders who interviewed and recruited Schmidt to run their company in 2001 under the guidance of Venture Capitalists John Doerr and Michael.