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Net Worth$500 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1936
DiedMarch 21, 2016, Los Altos, California, United States
SpouseEva Kastan
FactPresent at Intel's 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel's President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. Both during his time at Intel and in retirement, Grove was one of the most influential figures in technology and business, writing best-selling books and widely cited articles, and speaking out on an array of prominent public issues.


Andrew Grove was born in Budapest, Hungary, on September 2, 1936. He was the only child of Mária (née Schwartz) and György Gróf, who were both Jewish. His father was an engineer and his mother was a teacher. Grove and his family were forced to flee Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. They settled in the United States, first in New York City and then in San Francisco. Grove attended City College of New York, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1960. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1963.

Grove began his career at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1963. He rose through the ranks at Fairchild, becoming its president in 1979 and its CEO in 1987. In 1997, he was named Chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation. He retired from Intel in 2005, but remained as its Chairman of the Board until 2016.

During his tenure at Intel, Grove oversaw the development and production of the world’s first microprocessor, the Intel 4004. He also oversaw the development of the world’s first microcomputer, the Altair 8800. Under his leadership, Intel became the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors.

Grove was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2005. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama in 2016.

Grove had a net worth of $700 million at the time of his death in 2016. His salary as Intel’s CEO was $3 million per year. He also received annual bonuses and stock options that typically totaled tens of millions of dollars.

Grove was married to Eva Kastan for 47 years. They had two daughters together. Grove died on March 21, 2016, at the age of 79.

General Info

Full NameAndrew Grove
Net Worth$500 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1936
DiedMarch 21, 2016, Los Altos, California, United States
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Writer, Engineer, Businessperson
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley, City College of New York

Family

SpouseEva Kastan
ParentsGeorge Gróf, Maria Gróf

Accomplishments

AwardsTime's Person of the Year, IEEE Medal of Honor, J J Ebers Award

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Facts

#Fact
1Present at Intel's 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel's President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. Both during his time at Intel and in retirement, Grove was one of the most influential figures in technology and business, writing best-selling books and widely cited articles, and speaking out on an array of prominent public issues.

Movies

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Fairchild Semiconductor
Charlie Rose2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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