David Cheriton Net Worth

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David Cheriton Net Worth
Net Worth:
$2.3 Billion
Date of Birth
March 29, 1951
Place of Birth
Canada
Profession
Professor

David Cheriton net worth: David Cheriton is a Stanford PhD professor in the computer science department and one the earliest investors in Google who has a net worth of $2.3 billion dollars. David Cheriton wrote a check for $100,000 to Larry Page and Sergey Brin to help them create their new search engine Google in 1998. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, David Cheriton grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and went on to graduate from the University of British Columbia in the early 70s. He then earned a Masters and a PhD from the University of Waterloo. After finishing his PhD, he began teaching at the University of British Columbia, and was subsequently hired by Stanford University to teach Computer Science, three years later. He founded, co-founded, or served as a primary investor for a number of successful technology companies. He co-founded Granite Systems with Andy Bechtolsheim. Cisco Systems subsequently purchased Granite Systems in the mid-90s. He and Bechtolsheim wrote the first two checks to fund what became Google. He also co-founded Kealia, which was also purchased, by Sun Microsystems, in 2004. He is known for his intelligence, business savvy, and for his frugality. He keeps an active teaching schedule at Stanford and still famously drives a 1986 Volkswagen station wagon, despite his billionaire status.

David Cheriton Net Worth

David Cheriton Net Worth

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David Cheriton

David Cheriton

David Ross Cheriton is a Canadian-born computer science professor at Stanford University who has investments in technology companies. With an estimated net worth of US$1.7 billion, Cheriton was ranked by Forbes as the 20th wealthiest Canadian and 882nd in the world.
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  • March 29, 1951
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