Eric Schmidt Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet.

Personal:
Birth date:
April 27, 1955
Birth place: Washington, D.C.
    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:
    Member of President 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-present - Executive chairman of Google, Inc.
    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.
    March 2016 - Schmidt is ranked #100 on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $10.2 billion.
    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.