Huang in October 2014
|Residence||Los Altos, California|
|Other names||Jensen Huang|
|Citizenship||Republic of China|
|Alma mater||Oregon State University|
|Occupation||Businessman, electrical engineer|
|Known for||Co-founding Nvidia Corporation|
|Salary||US$24.6 million (2007)|
|Net worth||US$4.6 billion (April 2019[update])|
|Title||Co-founder, president and CEO, Nvidia Corporation|
Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-born American businessman and electrical engineer. He co-founded the graphics-processor company Nvidia in 1993 and has served as its president and CEO since inception. Huang graduated from Oregon State University before moving to California. He graduated with a master's degree from Stanford University. In 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs and one of the wealthiest Asian-Americans in the United States.
Early years and education
Huang was born in the coastal city of Tainan, Taiwan. His family immigrated to the United States and moved to Oneida, Kentucky, and then to Oregon. He graduated from Aloha High School, outside Portland.
After college he was a Director at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). On his 30th birthday in 1993, Huang co-founded Nvidia and is currently the CEO and President. He owns a portion of Nvidia's stock worth about US$1.3 billion as of 2016. He earned $24.6 million as CEO in 2007, ranking him as the 61st highest paid U.S. CEO by Forbes.
Huang gave his alma mater Stanford University US$30 million to build the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center. The building is the second of four that make up Stanford's Science and Engineering Quad. It was designed by Bora Architects of Portland, Oregon.
Huang was the recipient in 2007 of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Pioneer Business Leader Award for his work in both the corporate and philanthropic worlds.
In 1999, Jensen Huang was named Entrepreneur of the Year in High Technology by Ernst & Young.
In 2003, Huang received the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, which recognizes a leader who has made exceptional contributions to driving the development, innovation, growth, and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry, from the Fabless Semiconductor Association. He was also a National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003 and was an Award Recipient for the Northern California region in 1999.
Additionally, Huang is a recipient of the Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award from the University of Southern California and was named an Alumni Fellow by Oregon State University.
Huang was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oregon State University at the June 13, 2009, commencement ceremony.
While at Oregon State, Huang met his future wife, Lori, his engineering lab partner at the time. Huang has two children. He is said to be a cousin of AMD CEO Lisa Su, but this has been dismissed by her. Politically, Huang favors a more liberal government.
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