Robert Gore net worth: Robert Gore is an American engineer and scientist who has a net worth of $830 million dollars. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Robert Gore graduated from the University of Delaware. He then went on to earn his M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. While still an undergraduate, he attracted widespread attention in the science community for creating a way to insulate cable and wires with PTFE tape, by stretching and expanding heated PTFE rods. The resulting product became known as Gore-Tex. A year later, in 1958, his father launched W.L. Gore & Associates, a company that specializes in manufacturing fluoropolymers. Mr. Gore's father had worked at DuPont for 16 years. He and his son created a very successful company with Gore-Tex as its base. Robert Gore served as President of W.L. Gore & Associates from 1976 to 2000, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors.