Max Palevsky

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Max PalevskyName: Max Palevsky

Born: July 24, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois USA

Death: May 5, 2010 (Age: 85)

Computer-related contributions

  • American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer.
  • In March 1957, Palevsky went to work at Packard Bell. Palevsky convinced the company that they should enter the computer business and helped develop the first silicon computer, which became the Packard Bell PB250.
  • In 1985 and 1988, Palevsky was named to the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans. His estimated worth for those years was $200 million (1985) and $240 million (1988).