Anthony Wood (businessman)

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Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood at Collision Conference 2016 (cropped).jpg
Born1965/1966 (age 54–55)[1]
England
NationalityAmerican
EducationTexas A&M University
OccupationBusinessman
Known forFounder, chairman and CEO of Roku, Inc.
Net worthUS$4.0 billion (August 2020)[2]
Spouse(s)Susan Wood
Children3
Websitewww.edtasm.com

Anthony J. Wood (born 1965) is an English-born American billionaire businessman who is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Roku, Inc.

Personal life[edit]

Wood grew up in Manchester, England, and then in Georgia and Texas in the United States.[1] Wood earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.[3][4] Wood met his wife Susan at Texas A&M University, where she studied environmental design.[1][5] They have three children,[6] and live in Palo Alto, California.[7]

Career[edit]

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.[8]

References[edit]

  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". Forbes. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Management - Roku". Roku. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Executive Profile: Anthony J. Wood". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Trailblazers - True Vision - Texas A&M Foundation Spirit Magazine". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  6. ^ "How Roku is kicking the cable industry's butt & where it's going next [exclusive] - VentureBeat". venturebeat.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Roku pins TV's future on Internet streaming". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ Salinas, Sara (13 November 2017). "Roku's CEO is now a billionaire after the stock soared 70 percent since earnings". Retrieved 22 June 2019.