Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Becomes Ninth Member Of $100 Billion Club
Governor of Los Angeles Clippers and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has become the ninth member of the $100 Billion Club after his net worth increased on Wednesday.
Steve Ballmer is the ninth person to reach the $100 billion milestone, amongst the likes of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, French businessman Bernard Arnault, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Since the start of 2021, Ballmer has seen his worth increase by $20.1 billion.
In 2014, the American businessman purchased the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. According to Forbes, the Clippers were valued at $2.75 billion this year, making the basketball team sixth among the National Basketball Association franchises despite having no championships.
Prior to his time in the NBA, Ballmer worked in the tech industry. He was one of the first employees at Microsoft, attending Harvard with founder Bill Gates. Ballmer stood as Microsoft’s CEO from 2000 to 2014.