Andy Bechtolsheim

Net Worth:$10 Billion
Date of Birth: September 30, 1955 (68 years old)
Profession:Billionaire tech entrepreneur, Electrical engineer, Computer Scientist, Engineer.

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What is Andy Bechtolsheim Net Worth?

Andy Bechtolsheim is a German investor, electrical engineer, and tech entrepreneur who has a net worth of $10 billion. He has most of his wealth from Google as the FIRST investor and as the owner of Sun Microsystems.

Andy later founded several companies like Kealia, Granite Systems, and numerous electronic design-based automation companies. He gave Larry Page and Sergey Brin his students a pair of Stanford and a check for $100,000 to begin an internet service provider company.

Early Life and Education

In Finning, Landsberg Bavaria, West Germany Andy Bechtolsheim was birthed on September 30, 1955, as the second among four children. He later relocated to Rome, Italy with his family members but after a period of five years, they all came back to Germany.

While growing up, he uses electronics for experimentation as there was no television in his house.

Andy mapped out an industrialized controlling system for a localized company mainly on the Intel 8008 at age 16. He uses dignitaries from this work to subsidies his fees in college.

Andy later studied engineering at Munich Technical University where he alongside other researchers who were young frequently joined the Jugend forscht contest and at last won the physics prize in 1974.

He was further admitted on a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Carnegie Mellon where he bagged a Master’s Degree, later in 1976, he bagged an MA in computer science and did his Ph.D. at the University of Stanford in the department of electrical engineering.

During his Ph.D., Andy got inspiration from the Xerox Alto computer where he created build-in networking which was a commutable powerful computer system named “SUN” workstation. Where SUN means “Stanford University Network.”

Andy was helped by Vaughan Pratt and got some pieces of advice from Forest Baskett basically for his project’s sake.

Personal Life and Honors

Andy Bechtolsheim is a citizen of Germany and has no records of being married before.

He has received numerous career-based honors which include;

He was recognized for his immense contributions to a high-performance network switching design and computer workstation where he was chosen as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

he was awarded a Smithsonian Leadership Award for Innovation as well as a Stanford Entrepreneur Company of the Year Award in 1999.

Google and Investments

When Andy offered Larry Page and Sergey Brin $100,000 to start the company that would become Google in September 1998, he hit the Venture Capital grand slam. David Cheriton invested his own $100,000 shortly after with his own money.

Bechtolsheim became prominent as one of the most successful investors in the world, especially in the field of electronic design automation, largely because of this and other notable investments. He made investments in Co-Design Automation, which created the vital hardware language SystemVerilog, as well as Magma Design Automation.

Granite Systems

Andy and Professor David Cheriton co-founded a networking system called Ethernet company in 1995 after leaving SUN. The company was later bought by Cisco after a year for $220 million.

He owns a 60% share which was $132 million. At Gigabit Systems Business Unit, Andy became the general manager of the cooperation.

Other Companies

In early 2001, Andy alongside a Stanford professor and David Cheriton(Granite Systems partner) founded Kealia with the intention of developing advanced server technologies using Advanced Micro Devices’s Opteron processor.

In 2004 shares exchange the company was later bought by Sun Microsystems which led to Andy going back as a chief architect and senior vice president of SUN.

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