Mother: Bea (Dworkin) Ballmer
Marriage: Connie Snyder (1990-present)
Children: three sons
Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1977, double major in Mathematics and Economics; Attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1979-1980
Became friends with Bill Gates
while at Harvard University.
Worked for Procter & Gamble as assistant product manager before Microsoft.
Met his wife, Connie Snyder, while both were working at Microsoft.
1980 - Begins his Microsoft career as a business manager and is the company's 24th employee.
July 1998-February 2001 - President of Microsoft.
January 13, 2000 - Is named chief executive officer when Bill Gates steps down to concentrate on philanthropy.
February 4, 2014 - Steps down as Microsoft CEO.
May 29, 2014 - Ballmer signs a binding agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion from the Sterling family trust.
August 12, 2014 - Steve Ballmer becomes the official owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, according to Ballmer's attorney, Adam Streisand. The negotiated $2 billion sale price is a record for an NBA team.
October 16, 2015 -
Announces he has bought a 4% stake in Twitter
during the past few months, becoming one of its largest shareholders.
March 2016 -
Forbes names Ballmer, with a net worth of $23.5 billion, number 26 on its annual World's Billionaires list.