Eric Schmidt

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Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an American businessman and software engineer known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017, and Technical Advisor at Alphabet from 2017 to 2020.As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt in 1975 was co-author of Lex, a software program to generate lexical analysers for the Unix computer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief executive officer (CEO) of Novell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Schmidt has received more than 3,314,750 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric Schmidt is the 224th most popular businessperson (down from 201st in 2019), the 2,788th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,629th in 2019) and the 76th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Eric Schmidt ranks 224 out of 604Before him are Joan Laporta, Sergio Marchionne, Albert Kahn, Jordi Cuixart, Charlie Munger, and Félicien Kabuga. After him are Charles Koch, Erin Brockovich, Paul Castellano, David Stern, Lazare Ponticelli, and Arnon Milchan.

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Among people born in 1955, Eric Schmidt ranks 91Before him are Yuriy Sedykh, Bruno Conti, Xander Berkeley, Mulatu Teshome, Valdis Zatlers, and Miguel Ferrer. After him are Zbigniew Preisner, Brigitte Lahaie, Mira Furlan, Avram Grant, Moses Malone, and Peter Gallagher.

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Among people born in United States, Eric Schmidt ranks 2,788 out of 15,968Before him are Charlie Munger (1924), Benny Golson (1929), Peter Coyote (1941), Leon Czolgosz (1873), Marie Tharp (1920), and Steve Guttenberg (1958). After him are Fergie (1975), Hank Aaron (1934), Julie Newmar (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), John de Lancie (1948), and Horace Wells (1815).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Eric Schmidt ranks 76Before him are Edsel Ford (1893), Robert Monroe (1915), John Sculley (1939), David Koch (1940), William C. Durant (1861), and Charlie Munger (1924). After him are Charles Koch (1935), Erin Brockovich (1960), Paul Castellano (1915), David Stern (1942), Edwin Drake (1819), and Alfred P. Sloan (1875).

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