John Doerr

About John Doerr

Who is it?: General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Birth Day: June 29, 1951
Birth Place: Woodside, California, United States
Birth Sign: Cancer
Alma mater: Rice University (B.S. & Master of Electrical Engineering|M.EE) Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation: Venture capitalist
Employer: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Spouse(s): Ann Howland Doerr
Children: Mary Doerr, Esther Doerr

John Doerr Net Worth

John Doerr was bornon June 29, 1951 in Woodside, California, United States, is General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Investor John Doerr is chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The 66-year-old joined the investment firm in 1980 after working at Intel and cofounding two companies. KPCB is one of Silicon Valley's most storied firms, having backed Amazon, AOL, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Netscape and Twitter. Doerr famously led KPCB into Google in 1999, investing $12.5 million and transforming it into billions when Google went public in 2004. Doerr stepped down from his role leading the firm in March 2016, ceding the leadership to fellow investor Ted Schlein.
John Doerr is a member of Technology

💰 Net worth: $8.4 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $1.4 Billion
2010 $1.55 Billion
2011 $2.3 Billion
2012 $2.5 Billion
2013 $2.9 Billion
2014 $3.3 Billion
2015 $4.1 Billion
2016 $5 Billion
2017 $5.2 Billion
2018 $7.74 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

The two things you really look for in a company are a powerful team and a large market.

Awards and nominations:

In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in business.

In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Biography/Timeline

1974

Doerr joined Intel Corporation in 1974 just as the firm was developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor. He eventually became one of Intel's most successful salespeople. He also holds several patents for memory devices.

1976

Doerr was born in St. Louis, Missouri. One of five siblings, Doerr graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis. He obtained a B.S. and M.E.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.

1980

He joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980, and since then has directed venture capital funding to some of the most successful Technology companies in the world including Compaq, Netscape, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Intuit, Macromedia, and Google.

1997

In 1997, Doerr was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University for his accomplishments in Business.

2007

Doerr advocates innovation in clean Energy technologies to combat climate change, and has written and testified on the topic. In a 2007 TED conference, he cited his daughter's remark, "your generation created this Problem, you better fix it", as a call to fight global warming.

2008

In 2008 he announced with Steve Jobs the Kleiner Perkins $100 million iFund, declaring the iPhone "more important than the personal computer" because "it knows who you are" and "where you are." In April 2010, he along with other iFund members announced an increase in iFund's value by another $100 million, making iFund the worlds biggest investment pool in the cell phone application industry.

2009

In 2009, Doerr was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

2010

In 2010, Doerr was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

2012

Doerr mentored Ellen Pao when she first joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Before changing his mind in 2012, he was known for challenging those who gave her negative performance reviews.

2013

In April 2013, a lobbying group called FWD.us (aimed at lobbying for immigration reform and improvements to education) was launched, with John Doerr listed as one of the founders. Doerr is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has hosted fundraisers for them on several occasions.

2019

Doerr has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt of Google; Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com; and Scott Cook and Bill Campbell of Intuit.