Net Worth: $3.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Investment
- Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri
- Marital Status Married to Ann Howland Doerr
- Full Name L. John Doerr
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth June 29, 1951
- Occupation Venture Capitalist
- Education Harvard University and Rice University
- Children two children
About John Doerr
John Doerr is an American venture capitalist who has an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion as of May 2015 according to Forbes. He is #26 in The Midas List (#12 in 2012), #527 in the World Billionaires List (#181 in the United States), and #179 in the Forbes 400 List according to Forbes.com. Born L. John Doerr on June 29, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, he earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University. He then obtained his MBA from Harvard University in 1976.
In 1974, Doerr joined Intel Corporation just when it was developing the 8080 8-bit microprocessor. He served as an engineer and marketing manager for microcomputers as well as earning the top spot as a systems salesperson. In 1980, he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and has directed venture capital funding for technology companies such as Compaq, Netscape, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Intuit, Macromedia, and Google among others. He has also backed some of the most successful entrepreneurs including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt of Google, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Scott Cook and Bill Campbell of Intuit, and Mark Pincus of Zynga.
John Doerr was the founding CEO of Silicon Compilers. He serves on the Board of Directors of Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Platinum, Shiva, Sun Microsystems, Academic Systems, The Lightspan Partnership, MNI Interactive, Amazon.com and Precept Software. As a design engineer, he also holds several patents at Monsanto. Among his investment interests include the Internet, education especially for kids, and genomics.