Andy Rubin Net Worth
Andy Rubin net worth and salary: Andy Rubin is an American businessman and Silicon Valley engineer who has a net worth of $350 million. Andy Rubin is probably most famous for being co-founder and former CEO of technology companies Danger Inc., and Android Inc. He sold Android to Google in 2005 for $50 million. He then went on to become the Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google and at his peak was paid $20 million per year in base salary. In 2012 Google also loaned him $14 million to buy a beach house in Japan. The loan was offered at less than 1% interest, far below market rate. In 2013 he received a $40 million bonus and an additional $72 million worth of stock to be paid over the next two years. In September 2014, he was awarded a $150 million stock grant to be paid over several years. Andy Rubin stepped down from his position at Google on October 31, 2014. In October 2018, a New York Times report revealed how Rubin was actually forced to step down after being accused of sexual misconduct. Google controversially decided to give him a $90 million exit package which they were not legally obligated to pay. The package paid $2.5 million per month for the first two years and then $1.25 million per month for the remaining two years. According to his ex-wife's divorce filings, Andy's net worth increased from around $10 million in 2008 to $350 million as of 2018. Here is a video tour of the $34.5 million mansion in Woodside, California that the couple had to put up for sale in the wake of their separation:
Andy was raised in Chappaqua, New York. His father was a psychologist and founder of a direct marketing firm. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Utica College, located in Utica, New York. Rubin holds four patents for his various inventions, and has worked at some well-known companies including Carl Zeiss AG, where he was a robotics engineer, Apple Inc, as a manufacturing engineer, Magic Cap and MSN TV. Some of Rubin's robotic inventions are on display at the Tech Museum of Innovation located in San Jose, California. Andy Rubin was featured in an article by the Wall Street Journal published on August 17, 2011 titled "The Man Behind Android's Rise" in which he was praised for how he changed Google's organizational structure, revolutionized the wireless world and positioned Google as a giant at the center of it all.