Ray Ozzie Net Worth
Ray Ozzie net worth: Ray Ozzie is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $650 million. Ray Ozzie earned his net worth by being a software industry entrepreneur and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft. Raymond Ozzie was born in Chicago, Illinois in November 1955. He was the Chief Technical officer and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft from 2005 to 2010. In high school Ray learned to program on a GE-400 mainframe. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 with a computer science degree. He started his career with Data General Corporation. He then worked at Software Arts and Lotus Development. He worked on Lotus Symphony and created Lotus Notes. Ozzie founded Iris Associates in 1984 and the company was acquired by Lotus in 1994, before Lotus was acquired by IBM the next year. At Microsoft Ozzie wrote a seven page internal memo titled The Internet Services Disruption. In 2006 he took over for Bill Gates in the role of Chief Software Architect. Ozzie founded FUSE Labs within Microsoft in 2009. His last day with Microsoft was on December 31, 2010. In early 2012 Ozzie started the new company Cocomo, which has since changed to Talko.