Source of Wealth:Internet, Invesment
Birth Place:Webster, New York
Full Name:Paul T. Buchheit
Occupation:Computer Programmer and Entrepreneur
Education:Case Western Reserve University
About Paul T. Buchheit
Paul Buchheit is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $600 million. He is best known as the creator and lead developer of Gmail. He also developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. He even suggested the now-famous company motor “Don’t be evil” in the 2000 meeting on company values.
Paul T. Buchheit grew up in Webster, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation, he joined Intel and later became the 23rd employee at Google. He founded the startup FriendFeed and was launched in 2007. It was acquired by Facebook in a private transaction in 2009.
Mr. Buchheit left Facebook in 2010 and became a partner in the venture capital firm, Y Combination. He was already an investor before he joined the firm. Between 2006 and 2008, he invested around $1.21 million in 32 different companies. He also continues to oversee his own angel investments with his own estimated of “about 40” start-ups. In 2011, he won The Economist Innovation Awards for the Computing and Telecommunications field.
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