Jen-Hsun Huang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.
Jen-Hsun Huang
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Born (1963-02-17) February 17, 1963 (age 52)
Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater Oregon State University
Stanford University
Occupation Co-founder, president and CEO, Nvidia Corporation
Salary USD $16.47 million (2006)[1]
Spouse(s) Lori Huang

Jen-Hsun Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃仁勳; simplified Chinese: 黄仁勋; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn) (born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and businessman. He co-founded the graphics-processor company Nvidia and serves as its president and CEO. Huang graduated from Oregon State University before moving to California where he graduated from Stanford University.[2] As of 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs.[3]

Early years[edit]

After leaving Oneida Baptist Institute and moving to Oregon with his family, Huang began to play table tennis at a club in downtown Portland and at age 15, he placed third in junior doubles at the U.S. Open. He graduated from Aloha High School, located in the western suburbs of Portland.[4]

Huang received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1984, and his master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1992.[5] While at Oregon State, he met his future wife Lori, his engineering lab partner at the time. Huang has two children.


After college he was Director of Coreware at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).[6] In 1993, Huang co-founded Nvidia and is currently the CEO and President. He owns a portion of Nvidia's stock worth about USD $512.4 million as of 2006.[1] He earned $24.6 million as CEO in 2007, ranking him as the 61st highest paid U.S. CEO by Forbes.[3]


Huang gave his alma mater Stanford University US$30 million that built the "Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center.[7]" The building is the second of four that comprises Stanford's new Science and Engineering Quad.[8] It was designed by Boora Architects of Portland, Oregon.

Huang was the recipient in 2007 of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Pioneer Business Leader Award for his work in both the corporate and philanthropic worlds.


In 1999, Jen-Hsun Huang was named Entrepreneur of the Year in High Technology by Ernst and Young LLP.

In 2003, Huang received the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, which recognizes a leader who has made exceptional contributions to driving the development, innovation, growth, and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry, from the Fabless Semiconductor Association.

Additionally, Mr. Huang is a recipient of the Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award from the University of Southern California and was named an Alumni Fellow by Oregon State University.

Huang was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oregon State University at the June 13, 2009 commencement ceremony.


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  2. ^ Stanford
  3. ^ a b CEO Compensation. Forbes. Retrieved on June 2, 2008. During the economic downturn, 2008 through 2010, Jen-Hsun voluntarily reduced his salary to $1.
  4. ^ Rogoway, Mike. NVIDIA v. Intel: Rivalry heating up. The Silicon Forest Blog, The Oregonian, June 02, 2008. Retrieved on June 02, 2008.
  5. ^ #61 Jen-Hsun Huang. Forbes. Retrieved on June 2, 2008.
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