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Date Of BirthApril 24, 1949

John W. Thompson is an American businessman and software executive. He is the current CEO of Virtual Instruments and the former CEO of Symantec. He was also the chairman of Microsoft from February 2014 to September 2016.

Thompson was born in San Francisco, California, on April 27, 1954. His father was an electrical engineer and his mother was a homemaker. He has two brothers and one sister. He attended Catholic schools in San Francisco and graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in 1972. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University in 1976.

Thompson began his career at IBM in sales and marketing. He then joined Symantec in 1989 as vice president of sales and marketing. He was promoted to president and CEO in 1999. He served in that role until he stepped down in 2009.

In February 2014, Thompson was appointed chairman of Microsoft, replacing Bill Gates who took on a new role as technology advisor. Thompson served as chairman until September 2016 when he was succeeded by Satya Nadella.

Thompson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also received honorary doctorates from Santa Clara University, Pepperdine University, and Howard University.

Thompson has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He earned a salary of $1.6 million as CEO of Symantec and $13 million as chairman of Microsoft. He also received stock awards valued at $21 million from Microsoft.

Thompson is divorced and has three children.

General Info

Full NameJohn W. Thompson
Date Of BirthApril 24, 1949
EducationMIT Sloan School of Management, Florida A&M University


AwardsThe BET Honors Technology and Business Award

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Angel Has Fallen2018producer announced
The Hitman's Bodyguard2017producer post-production
Unchained2017/IIexecutive producer filming
Hunter Killerproducer filming
Kane & Lynchproducer announced
Leatherfaceexecutive producer completed
Scarpaproducer announced
Mechanic: Resurrection2016producer
Criminal2016executive producer
London Has Fallen2016producer
Survivor2015/Iexecutive producer
The Expendables 32014producer
The Legend of Hercules2014executive producer
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear2013executive producer
Killing Season2013producer
The Big Wedding2013executive producer
Olympus Has Fallen2013executive producer
Lovelace2013executive producer
Straight A's2013executive producer
Texas Chainsaw 3D2013executive producer
Playing for Keeps2012producer
Stolen2012executive producer
The Expendables 22012producer - uncredited
The Paperboy2012executive producer
Trespass2011executive producer
Elephant White2011executive producer
The Son of No One2011producer
The Mechanic2011executive producer - uncredited
Trust2010/Iexecutive producer
The Expendables2010producer
Mi ricordo Anna Frank2009TV Movie executive producer
All's Faire in Love2009associate producer / co-executive producer
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans2009producer
Streets of Blood2009Video producer
Brooklyn's Finest2009producer
My Mom's New Boyfriend2008executive producer
Hero Wanted2008executive producer
Blonde Ambition2007executive producer
When Nietzsche Wept2007executive producer
Until Death2007executive producer
88 Minutes2007co-producer
Attack of the Gryphon2007executive producer
King of California2007executive producer
Home of the Brave2006executive producer
The Final Inquiry2006executive producer
Wicked Little Things2006executive producer
The Wicker Man2006producer
The Black Dahlia2006executive producer
Lonely Hearts2006executive producer
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing2006executive producer
16 Blocks2006producer
Hammerhead2005TV Movie executive producer
The Snake King2005TV Movie executive producer
Mansquito2005TV Movie executive producer
Loverboy2005executive producer
Control2004executive producer
Shadow of Fear2004producer
Belly of the Beast2003Video executive producer
Blind Horizon2003executive producer
Out for a Kill2003Video producer
In Hell2003producer
Try Seventeen2002executive producer
Undisputed2002executive producer
Hard Cash2002producer
The Order2001producer
Prozac Nation2001executive producer
Nobody's Baby2001producer
For the Cause2000executive producer
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog2000co-executive producer
Forever Lulu2000producer
The 4th Floor1999producer
The Big Brass Ring1999executive producer
Guinevere1999executive producer
Outside Ozona1998executive producer
No Code of Conduct1998co-producer
October 221998co-executive producer
Some Girl1998executive producer
Looking for Lola1997producer
Redline1997line producer
Twin Sitters1994executive producer
The Comfort of Strangers1990associate producer
Haunted Summer1988associate producer
Dancers1987associate producer
The Barbarians1987executive producer
Otello1986executive producer
Detective School Dropouts1986associate producer
Salome1986associate producer
Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime)1985associate producer
The Berlin Affair1985associate producer
The Assisi Underground1985associate producer
The Adventures of Hercules II1985executive producer
Hercules1983executive producer
X-Ray1981associate producer - as John D. Thompson
Shadows and Light1980Video documentary production

Assistant Director

Human Highway1982assistant director
Homework1982second assistant director
X-Ray1981first assistant director
Smokey Bites the Dust1981first assistant director
Joyride to Nowhere1977first assistant director
Die grosse Treibjagd1968second assistant director


Imagine Me & You2005Priest
Hard Cash2002Crooked Cop
Ticker2001FBI Agent

Production Manager

American Perfekt1997executive in charge of production
Body and Soul1981production supervisor - as John T. Thompson
Rust Never Sleeps1979Documentary production manager


Alien Lockdown2004TV Movie story
Looking for Lola1997story


Enter the Ninja1981production coordinator


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation
The Frontier2014very special thanks


The Making of 'The Expendables 3'2014Video documentaryHimself
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Producer
Brooklyn's Finest: From the MTA to the WGA2010Video shortHimself
Conflict and Chaos: The Life of a New York Cop2010Video documentary shortHimself
It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon2008Video documentary shortHimself
Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force2006Video shortHimself
All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes1982Short documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmBrooklyn's Finest (2009)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Live-Action Video Premiere MovieReplicant (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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