Source of Wealth:Intel Corporation (Co-founder)
Gordon Moore has an estimated net worth of $9.17 billion in December 2017, according to Bloomberg.
The Intel cofounder and former CEO now focusing on philanthropy; handed over $6 billion in stock to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in 2000. The foundation focuses on science, environmental conservation and nursing education. The last category was the brainchild of Moore's wife's Betty, who once received the wrong injection from a nurse in the hospital.
Latest project: largest donor to construction of the world's biggest telescope, known as the Thirty Meter Telescope, in his part-time resident state of Hawaii. Has donated $50 million to designs and pledged $200 million for the telescope's construction. Chairman emeritus of Intel studied chemistry at UC Berkeley, earned Ph.D. in chemistry and physics from Caltech. Cofounded Intel in 1968; ignited PC revolution. Chief exec until 1987. Four decades ago came up with Moore's Law: computing power will double every 18 months (later updated to 2 years).
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