Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American chief executive who was the former chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014. He is the owner of the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers. He joined Microsoft and worked as the first business manager hired by Bill Gates.
Early Life and Education of Steve Ballmer
Steven Anthony Ballmer known as Steve Ballmer is an American Chief Executive, who is the former chief executive of Microsoft. He was born on 24, March 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S to father Beatrice Dworkin and mother, Frederic Henry Ballmer. His father was a Swiss immigrant and mother was Jewish.
Steven attended college prep and engineering classes at Lawrence Technological University. He graduated from Detroit Country Day School, a private college Preparatory school in Beverly Hills, Michigan. In 1977, Ballmer graduated Magna Cum Lauda from Harvard University with a B.A in Applied Mathematics and Economics. In 1980, he dropped out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business to join Microsoft.
Steve Ballmer's Career
Steven Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980, and became 30th Microsoft employee, the first business manager hired by Gates. Ballmer owned 8% of the company when Microsoft was incorporated in 1981. From February 1992 onwards, he was Executive Vice President, Sales, and support. He was then promoted to President of Microsoft and held title the de facto number two in the company from July 1998 to February 2001.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Ballmer was officially elected Chief Executive Officer on January 13, 2000. As CEO, Ballmer handled company finances and daily operations. On June 19, 2012, Ballmer revealed Microsoft's new tablet device called Microsoft Surface at an event held in Hollywood, Los Angles. Ballmer served as director of Accenture Ltd, and a general partner at Accenture SCA from 2001 to 2006.
Steve Ballmer's Net Worth
Steve bought the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2 billion in 2014 and bought a 4% stake in Twitter in 2015. While CEO of Microsoft in 2009, Ballmer made a total compensation of $1,276,627, which included a base salary of $665,833, a cash bonus of $600,000, no stock or options, and other compensation of $10,794. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated to be around 31.8 billion USD.
Steve Ballmer's Personal Life
Steve Ballmer is a married man. He married Connie Snyder in 1990. Ballmer's wife Connie works as an advocate for the well-being of children's. Steve and Connie have been husband-wife for 27 years now. They have three sons together, Sam Ballmer, Peter Ballmer, and Aaron Ballmer.
Below we present the video of Steve Ballmer at The David Rubenstein Show;