Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $18 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, CEO of Microsoft,,,
Nationality, American,,,
Age, 57,,,[/table]

Steve Ballmer (full name Steven Anthony “Steve” Ballmer”) is one Microsoft’s gurus. In early 2000, Ballmer became the CEO of Microsoft, though he first started working at Microsoft on June 11, 1980. At that time, the company was extremely small with only 30 employees. Bill Gates hired him on as their business manager for an annual salary of $50,000 along with some stock in ownership.

The following year, Microsoft became an incorporated organization and Ballmer’s ownership was at 8%. Ballmer worked all over the company, really getting to know it and developing much of Microsoft’s inner-workings. From operations to sales, he was in charge of the .NET framework project. From 1998 to 2001, Ballmer served as Microsoft’s president. Over 20 years later, Ballmer retained 4% of his ownership after letting go of 8.3%. He plans on leaving his position as CEO by August 2014. His personal net worth $18 billion.

Steve Ballmer's success at Microsoft is obviously what landed him on our list of billionaires at the Business Rich.

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