Richest Business
Net Worth:
$300 Million
Apr 7, 1946 (78 years old)
Entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Engineer, Businessperson, Computer Scientist
United States of America
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Robert Metcalfe net worth and salary: Robert Metcalfe is an electrical engineer and businessman who has a net worth of $300 million Robert Metcalfe earned his net worth as the founder of the pioneering digital electronics manufacturer, 3Com. He is the inventor of Ethernet. Metcalfe's passion for engineering and technology started back when he was attending elementary school. He was fascinated by gadgets and all things electrical. By the age of ten, Metcalfe knew he wanted to be an engineer.

Metcalfe took his first steps towards his future career when he attended the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated with two B.S degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Management. Metcalfe went on to Harvard, earning a M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1970 and Ph.D. in Computer Science three years later. While studying at Harvard, Metcalfe developed an interest with the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) – the world's first operating system that shaped the internet. Metcalfe's fascination with ARPNET was so great, that he dedicated his doctoral dissertation on it. In addition to working on his dissertation, Metcalfe worked at Xerox PACS, where he made his mark as an engineer. He is probably most notable for inventing the Ethernet the local area network that makes it possible to use PCs as communication devices. Metcalfe then moved to Xerox's system development division in 1976, where he was involved in developing the first ever PC to have a bit map screen, mouse, word processing, Ethernet plus software that make it possible to include text and graphic in the same document.

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