Eric Schmidt

Eric Emerson Schmidt is a very famous American businessman and software engineer. He was the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, after which he became the executive chairman from 2011 to 2015. He joined Alphabet in 2015 as the executive chairman until 2017 and then took over as the Technical Advisor until 2020. He was ranked as the 96th richest person in the world by Forbes in 2021.

Well, how well do you know about Eric Schmidt? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Eric Schmidt’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Eric Schmidt to date.

Biography and Early Life

Eric Schmidt was born on 27 April 1955 in Falls Church, Virginia. He grew up between Falls Church and Blacksburg in Virginia. He has three other brothers. His parents are Eleanor Schmidt, who is known to have had a master’s degree in Psychology. His father, Wilson Emerson Schmidt, was a professor at Virginia Tech and also Johns Hopkins University in International Economics. During the Nixon Administration, his father worked in the U.S. Treasury Department. Due to his career, he spent part of his childhood in Italy.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Eric Schmidt in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Eric Schmidt’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 27 April 1955. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 195 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.


Schmidt attended Yorktown High School and graduated in 1972 and earned eight varsity letter awards for his participation in long-distance running. He joined Princeton University for an architecture course but switched to electrical engineering. He graduated in 1976. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in designing and implementation. In 1982, he earned his Ph.D. in EECS

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Schmidt met his wife, Wendy Boyle, in 1980 while he was living in International House Berkeley. In the 90s, they were living in Atherton, California, where they got their first daughter, Sophie. They had another daughter, although she died in 2017 after a short illness. They separated in 2011 after 31 years of marriage.

Recently in September 2020, he purchased a mansion of 22 000 square feet in Santa Barbara at $30.8 million.

Is Eric Schmidt Gay?

No. Schmidt is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors in his entire life. He was married to Wendy Boyle until their separation in 20122.

Professional Career

Schmidt started his career by working as an IT technician for various companies such as Bell Labs, Byzromoti Design, Palo Alto Research Center, and Zilog. While here, he wrote the Lex program together with Mike Lesk, which was used to generate lexical-analyzers. He joined Sun Microsystems as the software manager. He worked at various levels, such as director of software engineering, general manager, vice president, and president.

He joined Novell in April 1997 as the CEO and was the chairman of the board. He was interviewed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and impressed them. He got recruited in 2001 and was guided by John Doerr and Michael Moritz, who were the venture capitalists. He joined the board of directors of Google in March 2001. In August, he became the CEO of the company.

Google announced on 20 January 2011 that Schmidt would be stepping down from the position of CEO and become the executive chairman as well as adviser Page and Brin. He was awarded $100 million equity. His CEO position was taken over by Page on 4 April 2011. After working with Alphabet Inc. for 19 years, he stepped down from his position as a technical advisor in February 2020.

He has also worked with the department of defense as Defence Innovation Advisory Board. He was elected to the position of the board of directors of Apple Inc. from 28 August 2006 until August 2009. He has also had a political contribution. He was a major donor and informal advisor for the 2008 presidential campaigns for Barack Obama.


Schmidt has achieved a lot from his career. At the end of his service as CEO at Google, he was awarded a $100 million equity award. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. In 2007, he joined the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alex Schmidt in 2021

Schmidt is a famous technology businessman with an estimated net worth of $21 billion as of 2021. He has been ranked in the 96th position as the richest man in the world. He has worked with various companies in a high position and was well paid. He was awarded $100 million from Google at the time he stepped down from the position of CEO.

With this kind of wealth, he has acquired such properties as an Oasis and also a luxurious and beautiful yacht. He owns an estate in Montecito worth $20 million. He also owns a mansion whose value is $22 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was the founder of Schmidt Family Foundation together with his wife Wendy back in 2006.
  • Apart from business and his philanthropic activities, he has made cameo appearances in such films as “Dumb and Dumber To” as Jim Carey. He made another appearance in the show “Silicon Valley.”

Schmidt is one of the most successful businessmen in the whole world. He has worked with various popular companies like Google, Apple, Novell, and Alphabet. He is also involved in various philanthropic activities, which makes him a great person in all fields.


Facts of Eric Emerson Schmidt

  • Gender Male
  • full nameEric Emerson Schmidt
  • birthplaceFalls Church, Virginia, United States
  • Date of Birth April 27, 1955
  • Age 69 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionUnknown
  • net worth$21 billion
  • professionBusinessman and software engineer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 88 Kg, In Pounds – 195 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolYorktown High School

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