Steve Ballmer

Owner, Los Angeles Clippers
$128.39B
as of 07/20/24

About Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is the high-wattage former CEO of Microsoft, who led the company from 2000 to 2014.

He joined Microsoft in 1980 as employee No. 30 after dropping out of Stanford's MBA program.

Ballmer ran Microsoft as CEO after the first dot-com crash and through efforts to catch up to Google in search capabilities and Apple in mobile phones.

In 2014, the year he retired from Microsoft, he bought the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion; Forbes now values the team at $4.65 billion.

He has ramped up his philanthropy since 2014, putting over $2 billion into a donor-advised fund, with a focus on economic mobility; to date the Ballmers have given away nearly $3.5 billion.

In 2022, he and his wife Connie donated some $425 million to the University of Oregon to create an institute aimed at the behavioral and mental health needs of children in the state.

Personal stats

Citizenship

United States of America

Source of wealth

Microsoft

Residence

Hunts Point, Washington

Marital status

Married

Birth date

03/24/56 (age 68)

Number of children

3

Education

Bachelor of Arts/Science, Harvard University; Drop Out, Stanford University

Self-made

self-made

Steve Ballmer’s fortune is worth

2M

troy ounces of gold

2M

median U.S. household

1M

median U.S. income

2.568%

U.S. credit card volume

0.514%

GDP of the United States

0.378%

United States debt

Net worth history

Annual ranking

Did you know?

Ballmer and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates were classmates at Harvard.

Net worth over time

Real-time ranking

Financial assets

NASDAQ | MSFT-US

Microsoft

NYSE | TWTR-US

Twitter, Inc.

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