The path from immigration to the richest list: Who is Jensen Huang?

One of the companies that triggered growth in the computer game market in 1999 was NVIDIA. Jensen Huang went down in history as the name behind this company.

By Stephen McWright Published on 5 Ekim 2023 : 01:14.
The path from immigration to the richest list: Who is Jensen Huang?

NVIDIA, which introduced modern computer graphics, incorporates inventions such as parallel computing and GPU. The inventor of GPU is known as NVIDIA company. So who is Jensen Huang?

Huang is the co-founder, CEO, and board member of NVIDIA. Huang, a Taiwanese-American businessman, attracts attention with his successful career life and philanthropic personality. Additionally, Huang has appeared on many other lists, such as the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Huang is known as the co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA Corporation. Additionally, Huang is an electrical engineer. According to real-time data from Forbes, Huang now ranks 82nd among the world's billionaires. His net worth is known to be 20.3 billion dollars.

Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (born February 17, 1963) is an American businessman, electrical engineer, and the co-founder, president and CEO of Nvidia Corporation.

Jensen Huang was born on February 17, 1963. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Huang is a United States citizen. Huang and his family live in Los Altos, California. Additionally, Huang is married and has two children. Huang's wife is Lori Huang. Their children are Huang, a girl and a boy, his daughter Madison Huang, and his son Spencer Huang. Huang immigrated to the United States from Taiwan with his family when he was only nine years old.

Huang completed his education at Aloha High School outside Portland. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1984. He received his undergraduate education in electrical engineering. Huang completed his master's degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University in 1992.

In addition to all this, Jensen Huang also stands out with his philanthropic personality. Huang donated $30 million to his alma mater, Stanford University. Thus, he supported the construction of the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering School Center. Additionally, Huang donated $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute, his alma mater. Thus, he supported the construction of a new girls' dormitory and classroom building called Huang Hall.

In fact, he donated nearly $5 million to Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research laboratories.

Huang's Career

Jensen Huang made a rapid start to his career right after his successful undergraduate and graduate education. However, before this career, Huang states that he also worked while studying at a boarding school. Jensen Huang took care of the cleaning of the bathrooms after classes ended. He also worked as a waiter at a fast-food restaurant called Dennys. He even stated that he overcame his shyness thanks to this job.

Jensen Huang worked at two different companies between 1985 and 1993 before founding NVIDIA. The first of these is LSI Logic, a computer chip manufacturer. He served in a managerial position at LSI Logic. Another company he works for is AMD. He worked as a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), founded by Jerry Sanders.

In 1993, Jensen Huang, who was 30 years old, founded NVIDIA. Huang, the co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA, owns 3.6% of NVIDIA, which went public as of 1999. NVIDIA is a graphics processor company. The company, under Huang's management, is known as a dominant force in computer game chips. Moreover, the company has expanded its strategy to design chips for autonomous cars.

What is NVIDIA?

NVIDIA was founded in April 1993. NVIDIA, a technology company, is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Co-founder Jensen Huang has served as president, CEO, and board member of NVIDIA since its founding. NVIDIA's founders include Chris Malachowsky and Cutis Priem.

Today, NVIDIA processors provide a wide range of products for smartphones, tablets, and computers. However, NVIDIA's main role is to create mass parallel computing platforms. It produces graphics processors for gamers, mobile devices, and systems for the automotive market. At the same time, the company is also known as a competitor of AMD products.

Founded in 1993, the company made its first strategic partnership with SGS-THOMPSON exactly one year later. With this partnership, NVIDIA company produced the single-chip graphics user interface accelerator.