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Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

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updated 2:37 PM EDT, Tue August 12, 2014
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, appears set to buy the L.A. Clippers. Ballmer, seen here at a NBA playoff game on April 29, is not one to hide his emotions. Rather, he is known for his exuberant persona at tech events. Here's a look at some of his many mugs: Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, appears set to buy the L.A. Clippers. Ballmer, seen here at a NBA playoff game on April 29, is not one to hide his emotions. Rather, he is known for his exuberant persona at tech events. Here's a look at some of his many mugs:
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The many faces of Steve Ballmer
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(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft.

Personal:
Birth date: March 24, 1956

Birth place: Detroit, Michigan

Birth name: Steven Anthony Ballmer

Father: Fred Ballmer, manager for Ford Motor Co.

Mother: Bea (Dworkin) Ballmer

Marriage: Connie (Snyder) Ballmer (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

Other Facts:
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.

Sterling, Ballmer reach $2B Clippers deal

Timeline:
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.

Spring 2014 - Forbes names Ballmer, with a net worth of $20 billion, number 35 on its annual World's Billionaires list.

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.

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