Last Updated: January 26, 2024
Richest BusinessCEOs
Net Worth:
$20 Million
1964 (60 years old)
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
United States of America
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Halsey Minor Net Worth: Halsey Minor is an American technology entrepreneur who has a net worth of $20 million. Halsey Minor is best known for founding CNET. In 1997, Halsey's 11% stake in the publicly-traded CNET was worth $180 million. At the stock's peak in 2000, his stake was worth just under $500 million. In 2008, CNET was acquired by CBS for $1.8 billion. He made $200 million off the sale.

Shockingly, in June 2013, Halsey made headlines when he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In the filing he listed his personal debts in the $50-100 million range. It was reported that he lost his fortune due to a number of bad real estate deals and over-spending on legal disputes, artwork and horse breeding.

Halsey Minor was born in 1964, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to setting up his own company in 1993, Minor earned a degree in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. Even though he ran CNET successfully for seven years, he decided to leave in 2000 in order to pursue other interests.

Minor founded Minor Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to helping start-ups get off the ground. In addition, he developed two more companies, i.e., Vignette Software and Snap/NBCi. Halsey Minor was also the early and key investor of, a company partly responsible for the progress of cloud computing. Nowadays, he splits his time between the East and West Cost. Apart from being actively involved in technology and start-ups, Minor is an avid collector of fine art, as well as an ardent horse-racing fan.

In 2015 he co-founded an online Bitcoin exchange he called Bitreserve. Bitreserve soon rebranded as Uphold.

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