Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014. A famous man across many sectors, he is one of the richest people in the world who has estimated massive net worth earned from his career.
Steve Ballmer was born as Steven Anthony Ballmer on March 24, 1956, in Detroit, to parents Beatrice Dworkin and Frederic Henry Ballmer, a manager at the Ford Motor Company. He has a sister, Shelly Ballmer.
He holds an American nationality and is of Swiss and Jewish ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries.
Ballmer attended the Detroit Country Day School on a scholarship and graduated with a perfect score of 800 on the mathematical section of the SAT. Then, he attended at Harvard College from where he graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in applied mathematics and economics, in 1977.
A 63-year-old actor, Steve Ballmer is a married man. Ballmer tied a knot to Connie Snyder in 1990. His wife, Connie is an advocate for the well being of children.
Steve Ballmer with his wife Connie Snyder.
The husband and wife are blessed with three sons, Sam Ballmer, Peter Ballmer, and Aaron Ballmer. Till date, the couple is living happily together.
As of 2019, Ballmer has a net worth of $51.3 billion. He has collected a massive sum of money from his professional career. Well, he is the second person after Roberto Goizueta to become a billionaire in the U.S.
The Richie Rich actor, Steve's personal wealth as of December 11, 2017, is estimated at $37.1 billion. In 2009, he earned 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.
In addition, he owns a house at the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team worth $2 billion. It is larger with 56,500-square foot and features 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms.
Steve Ballmer's mansion
After his education, he joined Procter & Gamble as an assistant product manager, and later he joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1979. In 1980, he left the Stanford Graduate School of Business and joined Microsoft in June, becoming the first business manager to be hired by Gates.
In July 1998, he was promoted to President of Microsoft, a position he held till February 2001. He was officially named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2000.
As the CEO, he handled the company finances and daily operations. Under his leadership, Microsoft diversified its product range to include products like electronic game console system Xbox and the Zune family of portable media players.
Furthermore, he announced his retirement in 2013 and stepped down from the position of CEO of Microsoft in February 2014. Steve stepped down from the company Board of Directors in August 2014.
In addition, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in Paris by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Ballmer tied a knot to Connie Snyder in 1990.