Jensen Huang

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Jen-Hsun Huang
Jen-Hsun Huang Headshot (15313247387).jpg
Huang in October 2014
Born (1963-02-17) February 17, 1963 (age 55)
Tainan, Taiwan
Citizenship United States, Taiwan
Alma mater Oregon State University
Stanford University
Occupation Co-founder, president and CEO, Nvidia Corporation
Salary USD $24.6 million (2007)[1]
Net worth USD $5.5 billion (January 2018)[2]
Spouse(s) Lori Huang
Children 2

Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwan born 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. He graduated with a masters degree from Stanford University.[3] In 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs.[4]

Early years[edit]

Jensen Huang at Computex Taipei

Huang was born in Taiwan.[5] His family moved to Oneida and then to Oregon. He graduated from Aloha High School, outside Portland.[6]

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.[7]


Jensen Huang at Computex Taipei

After college he was Director of Sales responsible for Sun Microsystems at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).[8] On his 30th birthday in 1993,[9] Huang co-founded Nvidia and is currently the CEO and President. He owns a portion of Nvidia's stock worth about USD $1.3 billion as of 2016.[10] He earned $24.6 million as CEO in 2007, ranking him as the 61st highest paid U.S. CEO by Forbes.[4]


Huang gave his alma mater Stanford University US$30 million that built the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center.[11] The building is the second of four that make up Stanford's new Science and Engineering Quad.[12] 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, Jensen 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. He was also a National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003 and was an Award Recipient for the Northern California region in 1999.[13]

Additionally, 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.[14]


While at Oregon State, Huang met his future wife Lori, his engineering lab partner at the time. Huang has two children.[15]


  1. ^ "#111 Jen-Hsun Huang -". Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jen-Hsun Huang". Forbes. Retrieved January 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ Stanford Archived 2012-05-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b CEO Compensation. Forbes. Retrieved on June 2, 2008. During the economic downturn, 2008 through 2010, Jensen voluntarily reduced his salary to $1.
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  6. ^ Rogoway, Mike. NVIDIA v. Intel: Rivalry heating up. The Silicon Forest Blog, The Oregonian, June 02, 2008. Retrieved on June 02, 2008.
  7. ^ #61 Jensen Huang. Forbes. Retrieved on June 2, 2008.
  8. ^ NVIDIA Newsroom. "Jensen Huang". NVIDIA Newsroom Newsroom. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  9. ^ 波士堂03-NVIDIA公司的创始人及总裁,黄仁勋
  10. ^ "Pop In Video Gaming Pushes Nvidia CEO To Billionaire Heights". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Alumnus, NVIDIA founder pledges $30 million for campus engineering center". Stanford University. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "NVIDIA President and CEO Honored by Ernst & Young LLP." Press Release. N.p., 29 June 1999. Web. 10 Apr. 2015. <>.
  14. ^ "OSU to award 4,680 degrees this week in commencements at Corvallis, Bend". Oregon State University. 9 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He's Just Getting Started". Forbes. November 2017. 

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