Carl Berg

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For Carl Berg the German airship builder, see Carl Berg (airship builder).

Carl Edwin Berg (born 1938) is an American businessman, real estate investor, and venture capitalist who has been included in Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest people in America numerous times. As of March 2013, his net worth was estimated at $1.1 billion.[1] He is married with one daughter and resides in Atherton, California.


Berg acquired Mission West Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in 1997 and sold it to realty developer Divco West in December 2012 for $1.3 billion.[1]

He is one of the principals of Berg & Berg Enterprises, LLC. His technology investments include the consulting firm International Network Services, which he bought from Lucent Technologies in 2002.

He is also a major investor and board member of Valence Technologies and Summit Semiconductor, and is on the board of directors of LynuxWorks.

Berg is a former partner of John Sobrato.