Eric Schmidt

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Eric Schmidt

Name: Eric Schmidt

Born: April 27, 1955, Washington, D.C., USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American software engineer and businessman.
  • From 2001 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Google.
  • Former member on the board of directors for Apple Inc.
  • Co-authored the lex analysis software for the Unix computer operating system with Mike Lesk.

Honors and awards

  • Ranked first on PC World's list of the 50 most important people on the web, with Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin (2007).
  • Included in "Top Gun CEOs" list by advisory agency Brendan Wood International (2009).


"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had."

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