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Pat Gelsinger Biography, Age, Career, Family, Spouse, Height, and Net Worth.
Who is Pat Gelsinger?
Pat Gelsinger, fully known as Patrick Paul Gelsinger is a famous American business executive and engineer currently serving as CEO of Intel.
Since the late 1970s, Gelsinger has been based mainly in Silicon Valley and graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in engineering and designed the Intel 80486 processor in the 1980s. Prior to returning t Intel, he was the CEO of VMware and president and chief operating officer (COO) at EMC.
Pat Gelsinger Career
Gelsinger spent much of his career with the company in Oregon, where he has a home. He co-authored his first book about programming the 80386 microprocessor in 1987. In 1989, he was the lead architect of the 4th generation 80486 processor introduced. Gelsinger was named the youngest vice president in Intel’s history at the age of 32. Mentored by Intel CEO Andrew Grove, Pat became the company’s CTO in 2001, leading key technology developments, such as Wi-Fi, Intel Core, USB, and Intel Xeon processors, and 14-chip projects. Gelsinger launched the Intel Developer Forum conference as a counterpart to Microsoft’s WinHEC.
He then left EMC as president and chief operating officer. Gelsinger became the CEO of VMware in 2012, where he became a ”second CEO” and received ”new leadership skills.” He then rejoined Intel as their new CEO on February 15, 2021. This followed reorganization pressure, because of languishing share prices, from its newest activist investor Third Point Management. Gelsinger guided Intel’s course correction, consisting of two $20 billion Arizona manufacturing plants (fabs) for its planned expansion. The media reported positive responses to his appointment and praised the decision for driving Intel’s share prices up nearly 8%. Intel shares rose over 6% after his remarks regarding company strategy.
Pat was then interviewed by Lesley Stahl for 60 minutes in May 2021. He said that Intel plans to catch up with Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC and Korean chip manufacturer Samsung within the following five years. Gelsinger announced a planned three-and-a-half-billion-dollar upgrade to Intel’s fab in New Mexico. In March 2022, he personally revealed the start of an entirely new fab built for around 20 billion USD near Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany to employ 7,000 people during construction work and 3,000 people in production in 2027.
Gelsinger was later named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2008 and works as a director of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). He is also a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Pat holds eight design patents, developed for communications, computer architecture, and VLSI design.
How old is Pat Gelsinger?
Patrick Paul Gelsinger is aged 61 as of 2022, having been born on March 5, 1961, in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Amanda Shires, Eva Mendes, Kevin Connolly, Michael Irvin, Penn Jillette, Talia Balsam, Rex Harrison, Momofuku Ando, Daniel Kahneman, Dominique McElligott, and Eddy Grant, among others.
Who are Pat Gelsinger’s parents?
Patrick Paul Gelsinger was born to Paul Gelsinger and June Gelsinger, in Robesonia, an Amish and Mennonite part of Pennsylvania. He was brought up on family farms by his parents. Not much information is available about his family and parents to the media.
Does Pat Gelsinger have siblings?
Gelsinger has not shared any information about his siblings and has also not mentioned them to the media.
Pat Gelsinger Education
Gelsinger attended Lincoln Tech as a teenager, where he earned a high score in an electronics technology test, winning an early-admission scholarship. He had joined Conrad Weiser High School, where he skipped his last year and left home to join college at the age of 16. Gelsinger joined Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, graduating magna cum laude in 1983. Later he graduated in 1985 from Stanford University with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
Pat Gelsinger Interests
Gelsinger worked at WFMZ-TV Channel 69 as a technician after high school. In 1979, he served at Silicon Valley at Intel as a quality-control technician at the age of 18. He and his wife are Christians and support many worthy causes such as sponsorship of disaster relief medical teams. In 2013, he co-founded Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) a coalition of business leaders, venture capitalists, non-profit leaders, and pastors that focus to convert one million people over the next decade. Gelsinger assisted establish the Sacramento-area Christian institution William Jessup University, from which he also received an honorary doctorate. He was also identified in Money, Inc magazine in 2018.
Gelsinger is currently married to his loving and supportive wife Linda Fortune. Together they are Christians who support many worthy causes such as sponsorship of disaster relief medical teams.
Pat Gelsinger Children
Gelsinger and his supportive wife have four children together in their marriage. They include Elizabeth, Josiah, Nathan, and Micah Gelsinger. He also has eight grandchildren.
Pat Gelsinger Height
Gelsinger has a well-built, and physically fit body adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and a weight of 68 kg (154 lbs).
Pat Gelsinger’s Net Worth
American professional business executive and engineer, Gelsinger currently serves as CEO of Intel. He has been active from the 1980s to the present and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $112.4 million as of 2022.