Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft for fourteen years from 2000 to 2014.
Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who was CEO of Microsoft for fourteen years from 2000 to 2014.
In 1973, he took preparatory and engineering courses at Lawrence Technological University. He graduated as valedictorian from Detroit Country Day School, a private college preparatory school in Beverly Hills, Michigan, with a score of 800 on the mathematics section of the SAT and was a National Merit Scholar. He is now on the board of the school. In 1977, he graduated with honors from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980 and became the 30th employee of Microsoft, the first business executive hired by Gates.
In 1990, Ballmer married Connie Snyder; they have three sons.
Ballmer sits on the President’s World Council of the Jewish National Fund, which means he has donated US $ 1 million or more to the JNF.