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Eric Schmidt      

Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures and Former Executive Chairman at Alphabet Inc. & Former CEO of Google

Eric Schmidt is the Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, an American software engineer, a businessman, former Executive Chairman at Alphabet Inc. & Former CEO of Google. In 2017, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 119th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $11.1 billion dollars.

Schmidt served as the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011. Schmidt helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global enterprise. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and broadened its offerings while maintaining a culture of strong innovation. His background uniquely prepared him to lead Google’s efforts toward technological solutions that focus on users. With founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and the rest of the executive team, Schmidt oversaw the company’s technical and business strategy.

Prior to joining Google, Schmidt was the Chairman and CEO of Novell and Chief Technology Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Suns platform-independent programming technology. Earlier in his career, Eric was a member of the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a masters and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Schmidt is a member of President Obamas Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. Schmidt also chairs the board of the New America Foundation.

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Eric Schmidt To Step Down As Alphabet Chairman, Become ...
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google, effective January 2018, for a "technical advisor" role after nearly 17 years as a top leader at Google and its parent Alphabet.

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