Eric E. Schmidt, born in April 27, 1955, is an American software engineer, businessman, and the executive chairman of Google. He is also a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors and the founder of Tomorrow Ventures. In 2001 He joined Google and held the position of chief executive officer, overseeing its technical and business strategy.
As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt did a complete re-write of Lex, a program to generate lexical analysers for the Unixcomputer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief executive officer of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Google. He served on various other boards in academia and industry, such as the boards of trustees for both Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.
Schmidt has over 20 years as an internet strategist, entrepreneur, and technologist. In 2013, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 138th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $8.3 billion.
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