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Ray Kurzweil Net Worth

Ray Kurzweil Net Worth

Net Worth: $27 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Writing, Business, Invention
  • Birth Place Queens, New York City, New York, United States
  • Marital Status Married (Sonya R. Kurzweil)
  • Full Name Raymond Kurzweil
  • Nationality American
  • Occupation Author, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Inventor
  • Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin Van Buren High School
  • Children 2 (Ethan Kurzweil, Amy Kurzweil)
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About Ray Kurzweil

American author, inventor and futurist, Raymond “Ray” Kurzweil has an estimated net worth of $27 million. When entrepreneur Kurzweil introduced the Kurzweil Reading Machine in 1976, it was hailed as the most important advance in reading for the blind since Braille. The machine scans ordinary printed materials, which are then read aloud by computers. Its text-to-speech process was considered a landmark in the use of artificial intelligence and has provided the basis for numerous information technologies since. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He is the author of several books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Born Raymond Kurzweil February 12, 1948 in Queens, New York, United States.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Ray Kurzweil's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2001
  • Earnings 1994
  • Earnings 1978
  • Earnings 1968
Earnings 2001 N/A
Others 2001

Amount he received for the Lemelson-MIT Prize

$500,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Others 1994

Amount he received for the Dickson Prize in Science

$50,000
Earnings 1978 N/A
Others 1978

Amount he received as winner of the Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for inventing the Kurzweil Reading Machine

$35,000
Earnings 1968 N/A
Sale of Asset 1968

Value of his company that uses a computer program called Select College Consulting Program upon sale to Harcourt, Brace & World

$100,000
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