|Other names||Jensen Huang|
|Alma mater||Oregon State University (BS)|
Stanford University (MS)
|Occupation||Businessman, electrical engineer|
|Title||Co-founder, president and CEO, Nvidia Corporation|
Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-American billionaire businessman and electrical engineer. He serves as president and CEO of the Nvidia Corporation, which he co-founded in 1993. Huang graduated from Oregon State University before moving to California. He earned a master's degree from Stanford University. In 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs and one of the wealthiest Asian Americans.
Early years and education
Huang was born in Tainan, Taiwan. His family immigrated to the United States when he was a child, first living in Oneida, Kentucky, and settling in Oregon. He graduated from Aloha High School, outside Portland.
After college he was a director at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). On his 30th birthday in 1993, Huang co-founded Nvidia and is the CEO and president. He owns a portion of Nvidia's stock worth about US$1.3 billion as of 2016. He earned $24.6 million as CEO in 2007, ranking him as the 61st highest paid U.S. CEO by Forbes.
Huang gave his alma mater Stanford University US$30 million to build the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center. The building is the second of four that make up Stanford's Science and Engineering Quad. It was designed by Bora Architects of Portland, Oregon and completed in 2010. Huang gave his alma mater Oneida Baptist Institute $2 million to build Huang Hall, a new girls' dormitory and classroom building. It was designed by CMW Architercts of Lexington, Kentucky.
In 1999, Jensen Huang was named Entrepreneur of the Year in High Technology by Ernst & Young.
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.
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.
In November, 2020, Jensen Huang was named "Supplier CEO of the year" by Eurostars AutomotiveNewsEurope.
Huang was awarded an honorary doctorate from National Taiwan University at the school anniversary in November, 2020.
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