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Steve Ballmer: age, children, wife, house, yacht, profiles, net worth in billions

Who is Steve Ballmer? He is an American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. In addition, he is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. But how did he rise to be one of the wealthiest people in the world ? This article has that and much more about his career and personal life.

Steve Ballmer age

As a college friend of Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft , Steve Ballmer was one of the company's early employees. In fact, he was the first business manager hired by Gates. Below is his full bio.

Steve Ballmer's profile summary and bio

  • Full Name : Steven Anthony Ballmer
  • Born: March 24, 1956
  • Steve Ballmer's age: 65 (As of 2021)
  • Height: 1.96 m
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
  • City: Detroit, Michigan
  • U.S. State : Michigan
  • Education: Lawrence Technological University Southfield, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard University Cambridge
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Industry: Technology
  • Best known for: CEO of Microsoft
  • Current role: Retired
  • Spouse: Connie Snyder
  • Father: Frederic Henry
  • Mother: Beatrice Dworkin
  • Children: Sam, Aaron, Peter
  • Steve Ballmer's Twitter : @Steven_Ballmer

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Steve Ballmer age

Steve Ballmer was born in a wealthy suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Frederic and Beatrice. The father, a Swiss immigrant, had a midlevel management job at Ford Motor Company . He had a fairly affluent childhood, but that did not deter him from wanting to be the best in whatever business he made his foray into.

Born into an affluent family , Steve grew up to be an exceptionally brilliant student with extraordinary skills in mathematics. However, he was perceived as an overachiever at Detroit Country Day School , which he attended on a scholarship. A brilliant and enthusiastic student with a talent for math, he earned a 4.0-grade point average, played on the football and track teams, managed the basketball team , and participated in various school clubs.

He later joined Harvard University , studied applied mathematics, managed the football team, and worked on the Harvard Crimson newspaper and the university literary magazine.

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Steve Ballmer's wife

He married Connie Snyder in 1990. They have three sons. Their children are Sam, Peter, and Aaron.

Career life

Steve Ballmer age

After graduating from Harvard, he joined Procter & Gamble , where he was tasked with marketing brownie and muffin mixes. After a year, he quit the job and visited his college friend Bill Gates in Seattle, hoping for a summer job at Gates company, Microsoft. Instead, Gates persuaded him to take a full-time job managing the company's operations.

Over the next two decades, Steve held various posts as Microsoft grew into one of the most influential and profitable companies in American history. Much of its initial success was due to the dominance of its operating systems MS/DOS and Windows.

In 1998, he became the president of Microsoft, and two years later, he became the company's CEO, after Gates stepped down from that position to become chairman.

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In 2009, the company expanded into the search engine market, releasing Bing.

Since 1980, Microsoft's growth has been driven by his fierce loyalty and managerial talent. Although he was described as pleasant and easygoing, he was best known for a loud, boisterous style and a high-energy personality that dominated most interactions. Since 1980, Microsoft's growth has been driven by his fierce loyalty and managerial talent. A

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Steve Ballmer age

What does Steve Ballmer do now? The same year he retired from Microsoft, he bought the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. In 1981, the Clippers were sold to Donald Sterling, a Los Angeles-based real estate mogul, who moved the team to his home city in 1984. The Clippers under Sterling's ownership were often cited as the worst franchise in North American professional team sports.

Steve Ballmer's philanthropic works

In 1994, Ballmer and Bill Gates jointly donated $10 million to the Harvard University computer science department.

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In 2014, he donated $50 million to the University of Oregon for scholarships, external branding/communications, and public health research and advocacy.

Steve Ballmer's net worth in billions

Steve joined the $100 billion net worth club. Steve Ballmer net worth 2021 is more than $100 billion, making him the ninth person in the world to reach that lofty plateau. So, how did Steve Ballmer get rich? He has derived much of his wealth as the CEO of Microsoft. Besides, he is also a shareholder at the company.

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Steve Ballmer age

How much of Microsoft does Steve Ballmer own? In 1981, he reorganized the partnership into a corporate structure in which Gates held 53 percent of the equity, Allen 35 percent, and Ballmer 8 percent. He made most of his money from his 4 percent stake in Microsoft, which equates to about 333 million shares. Over the years, he has sold more than $3.4 billion in stocks and earned over $4.4 billion worth of dividends.

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Steve Ballmer's house

Steve Ballmer yacht also adds to his unique and prestigious collection of luxuries. He owns a $US10 million home in Hunts Point, Washington. Besides, he also has other luxurious homes in many states across the U.S.

Steve Ballmer is one of the leading men responsible for the rise of Microsoft as the leader in computing technology today. Interestingly, he is known for his exuberant, energetic personality.

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126.2m  /  414'1   lurssen   2003 / 2021.

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Special Features:

  • Stunning interiors with 13 guest suites
  • Vast Owner's deck, including bar, Jacuzzi, alfresco dining area and private elevator
  • Large aft swimming pool surrounded by loungers and full cocktail bar
  • Cinema suite
  • Superb wellness amenities
  • Glass-bottomed observation lounge on her tank deck
  • 2 helicopters with dedicated hangar
  • Personal submarine for 8 people, plus 2 crew
  • Dive centre with hyperbaric chamber
  • 12,500nm range
With a range of 12,500nm, Octopus is ideal for the adventurous at heart

The 126.2m/414'1" 'Octopus' expedition yacht built by the German shipyard Lurssen is available for charter for up to 12 guests in 13 cabins. This yacht features interior styling by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett.

For adventures off the beaten track, Expedition yacht Octopus has all the bells and whistles, designed to offer a sublime combination of luxury and convivial spaces that serve to welcome you from the moment you step onboard. She is equipped with a helipad, movie theatre, spa, elevator, underwater lights, beach club and gym.

Guest Accommodation

Built in 2003, Octopus offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests in 13 suites comprising a master suite and twelve double cabins. The supremely spacious full beam master suite benefits from a his and her bathroom. There are up to forty-two crew members on board to provide outstanding service on your charter.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

On your charter, you'll find plenty to keep you busy and entertained such as a dancefloor where you and your guests can celebrate in style. You can recreate the full cinema experience while at sea with the included movie theatre plus revive yourself after an intense workout in the sauna. Take the opportunity to be thoroughly pampered and indulged in the spa or take a plunge in the pool under the sun. Head to the beach club and take advantage of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining or elsewhere, a gym with all the latest equipment is available for a good work out. Retreat to the deck jacuzzi and soak up the scenery.

Whatever your activities on your charter, you'll find some impressive features are seamlessly integrated to help you such as an elevator, making any part of the yacht quickly and easily accessible. She features a helipad, so you can arrive in ultimate style and comfort plus satellite communication systems keep you in touch wherever you voyage. Soak up the atmosphere after dark with dramatic underwater lights or whether you want to work, use social media or stream movies on board this yacht, you can with Wi-Fi connectivity. Guests will experience complete comfort while chartering thanks to air conditioning.

Performance & Range

Built with a steel hull and steel superstructure, she offers greater on-board space and is more stable when at anchor thanks to her full-displacement hull. Powered by 8 x MTU engines, she comfortably cruises at 12 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 19 knots with a range of up to 12,500 nautical miles from her 1,034,000 litre fuel tanks at cruising speed. An advanced stabilisation system on board reduces the side-to-side roll of the yacht and promises guests exceptional comfort levels at anchor or when underway.

Octopus knows a thing or two about fun on the water, with an extensive selection of action packed water toys and accessories for you and your guests to enjoy whilst on charter. Take to the sea on a Jet Ski offering you power and control on the water. Guests can feel the wind in their hair and jump the waves on one of the four Yamaha FX140 WaveRunners. Another excellent feature are towable toys offering fun and adventure. If that isn't enough Octopus also features waterskis, a Kite Surfer, kayaks, WindSurfers, fishing equipment and much more. Octopus features five tenders, but leading the pack is a 18.1m/59'5" Delta Powerboats Tender to transport you in style.

Octopus and her crew are available for charter this summer for cruising within Northern Europe. She is also accepting bookings this winter on request.

Expedition yacht Octopus is an outstanding pedigree yacht that delivers on all fronts for superlative luxury yacht vacations.


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Amenities & Entertainment

For your relaxation and entertainment Octopus has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Octopus is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

  • 1 x 18.1m  /  59'5 Delta Powerboats 54' Tender
  • 1 x 9.34m  /  30'8 Vikal Custom Limo Tender with 2 x 260 HP engines
  • 2 x 8.7m  /  28'7 Zodiac Custom Tender
  • 2 x 5.8m  /  19' Zodiac Milpro MK-V Tender Volvo 70 HP engine
  • 1 x 4.7m  /  15'5 Zodiac RIB

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

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For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

'Octopus' Charter Rates & Destinations

Northern Europe Summer Cruising Region

Summer Season

May - September

$2,200,000 p/week + expenses

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Winter Season

October - April

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