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Vinod Khosla Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Vinod Khosla is a Delhi, India-born Indian/American businessman who is best known for being the co-founder of technology related company “Sun Microsystems”, which is noted for creating Java programming language. Born on 28 January, 1955, Vinod has recently been active as a partner in “Khosla Ventures”. Over the time in his career, Vinod has made himself a noted Silicon Valley investor.
A popular name in the field of investment and technology, how rich is Vinod Khosla as of 2015? At the present, Vinod’s net worth is counted at the amount at close to $2 billion as reported by Forbes magazine. Of course, all of this income has come from his significant involvement in business related to technology, amassed in good part from being the co-founder of “Sun Microsystems”, while at the present, his partnership in “Khosla Ventures” has been earning considerably for him.
Vinod Khosla Net Worth $2 Billion
Vinod was raised in an upper middle-class family. A bright student since school, he was attracted towards information technology as a fourteen year-old boy who read about the founding of Intel. He later graduated from IIT, Delhi with a bachelor of technology in electrical engineering, after which Vinod continued his education in the USA at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and then earned an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. After leaving college, he and his friends from Stanford went on to co-found a technology company named Sun Microsystems in 1982. This venture became very successful in the technology market from its formation, earning a lot of money for its founder members including Vinod.
The Sun Microsystems turned heads in the world of information technology as it created Java programming language, which is still one of the most popular programming languages. Vinod also served as the CEO for the company before he left it in 1984. However, he did not part ways with business as he again started investing in the field of technology and energy. Eventually, he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, as a general partner, and subsequently made remarkably successful investments. As India-born, Vinod has also made some significant investments in his birth country, including in the microfinance company SKS Microfinance, which focuses on helping Indian rural people with small loans.
After earning millions from all of the above mentioned ventures, in 2004 Vinod formed Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm. The firm invests mostly in IT start-ups, and is managed by Khosla and his family. At the time, Khosla Ventures, based in California, manages billions of dollars in different investments and this company has also been keeping Vinod active as an investor.
As for his personal life, Vinod Khosla is married to Neeru Khosla and the couple is parents to four children. The family follows Hinduism and has been residing in California. This sixty years old businessman has been enjoying his active and successful career in investments which is complemented by his net worth of $2 billion in 2015.