Eric Schmidt
#788 Overall Influence

Eric Schmidt

Software engineer, businessman, former Google CEO

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Eric Emerson Schmidt is an American businessman and software engineer. He is currently chair of the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board. He is known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017, and Technical Advisor at Alphabet from 2017 to 2020. In 2017, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 119th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of US$11.1 billion.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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    Influence Rankings by Discipline

    How’s this person influential?
    #60 World Rank #48 USA Rank
    Business
    #75 World Rank #48 USA Rank
    Computer Science
    #271 World Rank #104 USA Rank
    Engineering