Gil Shwed Net Worth

Gil Shwed, born in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 05, 1967, is the founder and CEO of Check Point, a cybersecurity software company. He is credited with inventing the modern computer firewall and, along with Shlomo Kramer and Marius Nacht, founded Check Point in 1993. The company went public on the Nasdaq Stock Market in 1996 and has since become a major player in the cybersecurity industry, providing software to many of the largest U.S. companies. In 2016, Check Point discovered a breach in 1 million Google accounts and worked with Google to fight the cyber attack.
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Birth Day July 05, 1967
Birth Place Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel
Birth Sign Leo
Occupation Co-Founder and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies

💰 Net worth: $3.3 Billion (2024)

Gil Shwed, a prominent figure in the technology sector in Israel, is estimated to have a net worth of $3.3 billion in 2024. As the co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies, a renowned cybersecurity company, Gil Shwed has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of internet security globally. With his deep expertise and visionary leadership, he has successfully guided Check Point Software to become a key player in the industry. Known for his innovation and passion for technology, Gil Shwed has not only achieved massive financial success but has also made significant contributions to the advancement of cybersecurity solutions.

2011 $1.6 Billion
2012 $1.9 Billion
2013 $1.65 Billion
2014 $1.8 Billion
2015 $2.2 Billion
2016 $2.2 Billion
2017 $2.8 Billion
2018 $2.79 Billion

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Shwed was born in Jerusalem in 1968. He started programming at the age of 13, and two years later began studying computer sciences at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, while he was still in high-school.


In 1993, Shwed founded Check Point together with Shlomo Kramer, Shwed’s friend from the military unit, and Marius Nacht with whom he worked at Optrotech.


In 2002, Shwed appeared on the front cover of Forbes’ Billionaires issue.


In 2010, Shwed was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Israel.


He received numerous prestigious accolades for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctor of Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, which he received in June 2005.


Globes, one of Israel's largest financial outlets honored Shwed as their "Person of the Year" in 2014.In September 2017, Shwed was ranked 12th in TheMarker Magazine list.


That year, Shwed invented and patented stateful inspection, which served as the basis for the first version of the company’s renowned FireWall-1, released in 1994. Stateful Inspection is still widely used in network firewalls today.