- Short Bio
- Who is Steve Ballmer?
- Birth and Early Days
- Career Details
- Personal Life and Wife
- Net Worth and Salary
- Body Measurement
- Wiki Facts
- These are three popular quotes that Steve spoke prior to his career.
Name: Steve Ballmer
Full Name: Steven Anthony Ballmer
Birthday: March 24, 1956
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Parents: Beatrice Dworkin and Frederic Henry Ballmer
Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Profession: Former CEO of Microsoft
Who is Steve Ballmer?
Steve Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who is widely recognized as former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. He is currently the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of National Basket Association (NBA).
Birth and Early Days
Balmer was born to Beatrice Dworkin and Fredric Henry Ballmer back on March 24, 1956, in Detroit. His father was the manager of Ford Motor Company and Beatrice Dworkin. Hence, he lived a privileged young life. His father was a Swiss immigrant who took his son to Harvard. He growing up in the affluent community of Farmington Hills, Michigan. It was the International School of Brussels where he got admitted. He also attended college prep and engineering classes at Lawrence Technological University. It was in 1877, Steve graduated with B.A in Applied Mathematics along with Economics. He was the manager of the Harvard Crimson football team.
After completion of his education, Steve started working for Procter and Gamble as an assistant product manager and worked there for a couple of years. He then joined Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1979. His college friend Bill Gates had dropped out of school in order to co-found Microsoft. So, while talking with Gates for a job, he asked Ballmer to work full-time job managing the company's operation. Ballmer left Stanford Graduate Business School and joined Microsoft in June 1980 where he began recruiting competent employees for growing form. His regular work and dedication in Microsoft made him Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft in January 2000. It couples of years before in 1998, Steve was promoted to President of Microsoft thereby. As a CEO, Ballmer took over daily operation works, finances, and human resources. He initiated for diversification of product range including products like electronic game console system Xbox and Zune family of portable media players.
After his retirement from Microsoft, Ballmer is now active towards his one of the passion - basketball - and is currently the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of National Basketball Association (NBA).
Personal Life and Wife
Steve is a married man. He married to beautiful wife Connie Synder in 1990. Both Steve and his wife are active in philanthropic front and it is known that they donated USD 50 million to the University of Oregon in 2014. Connie participates in a number of nongovernmental organization activities and nonprofit oriented boards for several organizations. The couple is blessed with 3 sons: Sam, Peter, and Aaron who all attended Lakeside High School.
Net Worth and Salary
Steve lives with his family in Hunts Point, Washington with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in a small but lovely house on the island. They also have a home in Craig McCaw's state with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Steve's net worth is reported to be worth USD 38.7 billion. He is counted as one of the richest men in the world. He is the second person after Roberto Goizueta to become a billionaire in the U.S dollar based on stock options received. He used to earn a total salary of USD 1,276,627 with a base salary of USD 665,883, a cash bonus of USD 600,00 while he was CEO of Microsoft.
Steve stands tall with 6 feet and 5 inches of height. There is no other information available about his weight and other body measurements.
Steve is pretty active on Twitter and tweets using Twitter ID @Steven_Ballmer. His profile is included in Wikipedia. And he has also come up with an audiobook 'Steve Ballmer: Opportunities in Difficult Times Audible Audiobook - Original recording'
These are three popular quotes that Steve spoke prior to his career.
Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.
Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards.
Linux is cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.