About Steve Ballmer
It has been estimated that the overall amount of Steve Ballmer net worth is as high as 22.9 billion dollars. In addition to his high net worth, which makes him one of the richest people in the world, his annual earnings are also high and reach as much as 1.35 million dollars. Thus, such size of money also increases the total size of Steve Ballmer net worth.
Steve Ballmer is known as a businessman, but he has also become popular because of his career as a sports team owner. In fact Steve Ballmer was one of the first people who started working for Microsoft. In 2000, he was promoted to be the CEO of Microsoft, as he replaced Bill Gates. In 2013, Steve Ballmer announced the news that in 1-year time he would be leaving the company. Thus, in 2014 his position was given to Satya Nadella. However, his work in Microsoft not only made him popular but also added up to the total size of Steve Ballmer net worth.
However, it is also known that a huge part of his net worth comes from his share of Microsoft, which reaches up to 333.3 million dollars. Throughout the years, Steve Ballmer sold more than 3.4 billion dollars worth stocks and he managed to get dividends of 3 billion dollars, thus this sum has also added up to the overall estimate of Steve Ballmer net worth.
Steve Ballmer is a multi-billionaire, however, today he still drives his Ford, which he does in tribute to his father, who was working in the Ford company.
Steve Ballmer was born in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan. Steve Ballmer was studying at Harvard University, from which he earned his degree in economics and mathematics. At the time when he was studying there, Steve Ballmer was also a manager of the university’s football team. In addition to this, he was also in charge of two newspapers of the university, called “Harvard Advocate” and “The Harvard Crimson Newspaper”.
The first time he got involved into business was working for the Procter & Gamble, where he served for a couple of years as an assistant product manager. In 1980, Steve Ballmer began working for Microsoft. At that time, he was the 30th person working for it. Bill Gates offered him to work as a Business Manager. He was granted annual earnings of 50 thousand dollars, thus Steve Ballmer accepted this position.