Anthony Wood (businessman)

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Anthony Wood
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Anthony J. Wood

1965/1966 (age 53–54)[1]
ResidencePalo Alto, California, U.S.
EducationTexas A&M University
Known forFounder, Chairman and CEO of Roku, Inc.
Net worthUS$2.3 billion[2]
Spouse(s)Susan Wood

Anthony J. Wood (born 1965) is a British-born American billionaire businessman, the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Roku, Inc.

Early life[edit]

Wood grew up in Manchester, England, and then in Georgia and Texas, US.[1]

Wood earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.[3][4]


From September 1997 to August 2001, Wood was president and CEO of ReplayTV,, which he sold in 2002 to SONICblue.[3][2]

Wood founded Roku in October 2002, has been the CEO since then, and chairman since February 2008.[3] As of November 2017, Wood owned 27.3% of Roku.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Wood met his wife Susan at Texas A&M University, where she studied environmental design.[1][6] They have three children,[7] and live in Palo Alto, California.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "This Is the Man Responsible for Your Binge-Watching Addiction". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Anthony Wood". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Management - Roku". Roku. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Executive Profile: Anthony J. Wood". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ Salinas, Sara (13 November 2017). "Roku's CEO is now a billionaire after the stock soared 70 percent since earnings". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Trailblazers - True Vision - Texas A&M Foundation Spirit Magazine". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "How Roku is kicking the cable industry's butt & where it's going next [exclusive] - VentureBeat". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Roku pins TV's future on Internet streaming". Retrieved 28 December 2017.