Net Worth: $1.9 Billion
- Source of Wealth Internet, Technology
- Birth Place Tehran, Iran
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Omid R. Kordestani
- Nationality Iran
- Date of Birth 1963
- Ethnicity Persian
- Occupation Businessman
- Education San Jose State University and Stanford Business School
- Children two children
About Omid Kordestani
Omid Kordestani is an Iranian-American businessman who has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion. Born Omid R. Kordestani in Tehran, Iran, he moved to San Jose, California and graduated with an electrical engineering degree from San Jose State University.
Mr. Kordestani began accumulating his net worth of $1.9 billion when he joined Hewlett Packard as an electrical engineer. Seven years after, he earned his MBA at Stanford Business School. He has been working in the high-technology consumer and enterprise industry since then.
Omid Kordestani has held several key positions at Netscape Communications or Netscape, a U.S. computer services company best known for its web browser, Netscape Navigator. He served as Google’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations until April 26, 1999. He has held various senior executive positions at Google and is now a Senior Advisor to the Office of CEO/Founders at Google. He is also the Non-Executive Director at Vodafone.
Kordestani was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 People who shape our wold” on its May 8, 2006 issue. In 2007, he was selected as The Persian Person of the Year by Persian Awards. He is also one of the founders of the PARSA Community Foundation, a Persian heritage, entrepreneurship and philanthropic society.