Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft.

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 (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
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    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.
    August 19, 2014 - Steps down from the Microsoft board of directors in order to concentrate on the Clippers.
    October 16, 2015 - Announces he has bought a 4% stake in Twitter during the past few months, becoming one of its largest shareholders.
    June 4, 2016 - Along with Brandt Vaughan, founds USAFacts Institute. Ballmer later describes the work of the institute as creating a "10-K for the government," according to a Bloomberg interview.
    March 2018 - Forbes names Ballmer, with a net worth of $38.4 billion, number 22 on its annual World's Billionaires list.