Intel’s Gordon Moore: The College Degrees That Made Him A Successful EntrepreneurBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Many try to emulate the top entrepreneurs. Big names like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are dominating the news waves, but there are some that made their successes quietly. Although not well known, they have established brands that we are using and seeing today.
For entrepreneurs like Gordon Moore for example. The founder of Intel, according to Rasmussen, has earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate degree in Chemistry as well. He has accumulated a net worth of an estimated $5 Billion. All thanks to his business venture.
Born in 1929 in San Francisco, California, Moore attended San Jose State University but then transferred to Sequoia High School in Redwood City. After two years, he moved to the University of California in Berkeley. From there, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. That was in 1950.
The American businessman soon matriculated at the California Institute of Technology or Caltech. From there he received his PhD in Chemistry with a minor in Physics, in i1954. In his lifetime he has received many honors. One notable one was when he became a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1976.
It was during July 1968 when Robert Noyce and Moore created NM Electronics. Later, it became known as Intel Corporation. Gordon Moore served as the Executive Vice President and then became President in 1975.
Today, everyone who uses Intel as their home or office's motherboard, network controller, circuits, memory, graphics chips, processors and other devices are enjoying the fruits of Moore's labor. Gordon Moore was the semiconductor pioneer, along with Robert Noyce, of Intel. Alongside Andrew Grove, Intel is known for its advanced chip design and leading edge technology.
The next time you use a product or a brand, think about how successful these people are. Most of them started during the 1950's and has created multiple products that we enjoy. Move past big names like Mark Zuckerberg, and find a career path and education that suits your calling.
Watch the video below, where Gordon Moore talks about Moore's Law: