Steve Kirsch

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Steve Kirsch

Name: Steven Todd Kirsch

Born: December 24, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • Known for inventing the optical mouse.
  • Founder of numerous companies including Mouse Systems, Frame Technology Corp., Infoseek, Propel, Abaca, OneID, and CoinTrust.

Honors and awards

  • National Caring Award from the Caring Institute (2003).


"I'd be very happy if we just got $100 billion." (On his filing of a $2.2 trillion lawsuit against for sending unsolicited fax advertisements.)