Eric Schmidt Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman of Alphabet,...

Posted: Dec 26, 2017 11:27 AM
Updated: Dec 26, 2017 11:27 AM

Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, former executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

Personal: Birth date: April 27, 1955

Birth place: Washington, DC

Birth name: Eric Emerson Schmidt

Father: Wilson Schmidt, a professor

Mother: Ellie Schmidt

Marriage: Wendy Boyle (1980-present)

Children: Sophie; Alison

Education: Princeton University, B.S., 1976; University of California, Berkeley, M.S, 1979 and Ph.D., 1982

Other Facts: Was a member of President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

In 2015, Schmidt received compensation worth $8.04 million from Alphabet.

Timeline: 1983-1997 - Works for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

February 1994-March 1997 - Serves as chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

April 7, 1997-2001 - CEO of Novell, Inc.

March 2001 - Is named chairman of Google.

August 2001-April 2011 - Serves as Google CEO. Schmidt receives a $100 million package as outgoing CEO, which marks the first stock-based compensation that he has received since he took over as Google's CEO in 2001.

2006 - With his wife Wendy, establishes the Schmidt Family Foundation to promote sustainability through environmental preservation and education.

2007 - Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow.

April 4, 2011-October 2015 - Executive chairman of the board of directors at Google.

January 7-10, 2013 - Schmidt travels to North Korea with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson on what is described as a humanitarian mission.

February 4, 2014 - Google reveals that Schmidt will receive $106 million in bonuses based on the search giant's 2013 performance.

August 10, 2015 - Google announces a corporate restructuring, forming an umbrella company called Alphabet and naming a new CEO to the core business of Google. Schmidt will become Alphabet's executive chairman.

October 2015-present - Executive chairman of the board of directors of Alphabet.

March 2, 2016 - Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces that Schmidt is being appointed head of a new Defense Innovation Advisory Board, in an effort by the Pentagon to better address and enhance technology within the Department of Defense.

March 2017 - Schmidt is ranked #119 on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $11.1 billion.

December 21, 2017 - It is announced that Schmidt is stepping aside as executive chairman of Alphabet. He will remain on the board and continue to serve as a technical adviser.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1246042

Reported Deaths: 19304
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4083967700
San Bernardino941061129
Riverside877221443
San Diego834211019
Orange793431577
Kern41957448
Fresno38712488
Sacramento37884581
Santa Clara35457482
Alameda29972514
San Joaquin25920509
Contra Costa24475261
Stanislaus22399426
Tulare20913312
Ventura20308183
Imperial16364356
Monterey15837122
San Francisco15639160
San Mateo14614170
Sonoma12319157
Merced12175181
Santa Barbara11602136
Kings1136687
Solano1073181
Marin7808129
Placer666471
Madera634686
San Luis Obispo631138
Shasta513250
Yolo493077
Santa Cruz455828
Butte414860
Sutter356517
Napa309118
El Dorado25464
Lassen21603
Yuba215810
San Benito192917
Tehama172425
Mendocino159423
Nevada13489
Tuolumne10558
Glenn95410
Lake95120
Humboldt9199
Colusa7376
Siskiyou7223
Amador63816
Mono5493
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo30416
Plumas2200
Trinity1640
Modoc1510
Mariposa1433
Alpine510
Sierra230
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 49°
Paradise
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
Chester
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
Red Bluff
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 45°
Willows
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 55°
It certainly didn't feel like early December around northern California this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and much warmer than average highs. A cold front is approaching, but we unfortunately don't have rain or snow in our forecast.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events