Unknown Facts About 15 Richest Tech Titans
Bangalore: These people have changed our lives in more ways than we know. The men on this list have shaped the tech world with their bare hands as a result of which, we ended up using their products every day. Now let us take a look at what we have contributed to them in the form of money, and also some of the interesting things they have said.
#15 Eric Schmidt
Net worth: $6.9 billion
Company: Google (former CEO)
“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”
Schmidt joined Sun Microsystems in 1983. During his time at Sun, he was the butt of two notable April Fool's Day pranks. In the first his office was taken apart and rebuilt on a platform in the middle of a pond complete with working phone. The next year a working Volkswagen Beetle was taken apart and re-assembled in his office. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interviewed Schmidt. Impressed by him, they recruited Schmidt to run their company in 2001 under the guidance of venture capitalists John Doerr and Michael Moritz.