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Currently serving as the director of Hearst Corporation, William Randolph Hearst III is an American businessman and executive who also sits as the president of William Randolph Hearst Foundation since 2003. As of 2012, William Randolph Hearst III’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.3 billion.

He is the son of William Randolph Hearst Jr. and the grandson of William Randolph Hearst (now deceased). He has three daughters named Elisa, Caroline and Adelaide, and a son named Dedalus. William Randolph Hearst III was born on June 18, 1949.

After finishing his mathematics degree from Harvard University, Hearst III started working at Hearst Corporation as an employee. Shortly, he became the publisher and editor of San Francisco Examiner which his grandfather lead at that time. Eventually he left the company and in 1976, he became Outside magazine’s managing editor. In 1993, he succeeded William Randolph Hearst Jr. as a trustee of the trust in the company which controls the company and has the power to select the company’s directors.

He is a co-founder of @Home Network Broadband Internet service, Cox Cable, Comcast and TCI. He was the first chief executive officer of Cox Cable. Currently, he is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He is also one of the members of the board of many companies today which include Hearst-Argyle Television.

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2009$4.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2007$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2006$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2006undisclosed amount / UndisclosedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2006$8.7M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2005$500k / Series APersonal Investment

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