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 59)
Tainan, Taiwan
Other namesJensen Huang
Alma materOregon State University (BS)
Stanford University (MS)
OccupationBusinessman, electrical engineer
TitleCo-founder, president and CEO, Nvidia Corporation
SpouseLori Huang
Jensen Huang
Traditional Chinese黃仁勳
Simplified Chinese黄仁勋

Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-American billionaire business magnate, electrical engineer, and co-founder of Nvidia Corporation, and its president and CEO.[1]

Early years and education[edit]

Huang was born in Tainan, Taiwan. His family emigrated to the United States when he was 9 years old, first living in Oneida, Kentucky, and settling in Oregon. He graduated from Aloha High School, outside Portland.[2]

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.[3]


After college he was a director at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).[1] On his 30th birthday in 1993, Huang co-founded Nvidia and is the CEO and president.[4][better source needed]

He owns 3.6% of Nvidia's stock, which went public in 1999.[5]

He earned $24.6 million as CEO in 2007, ranking him as the 61st highest paid U.S. CEO by Forbes.[5]

As of April 2021, Huang's net worth is US$14.3 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.[6]


In 2022 Huang donated $50 million to his alma mater, Oregon State University, as a portion of a $200 million donation towards the creation of super computing institute on campus.[7]

Huang gave his other alma mater Stanford University US$30 million to build the Jen-Hsun Huang School of Engineering Center.[8] The building is the second of four that make up Stanford's Science and Engineering Quad.[9] It was designed by Bora Architects of Portland, Oregon and completed in 2010.[10] 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 Architects of Lexington, Kentucky.[11]

In 2007, Huang was the recipient of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Pioneer Business Leader Award for his work in both the corporate and philanthropic worlds.[12]


Jensen Huang at Computex Taipei, May 2016
Jensen Huang at SC18

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.[citation needed]

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.[13]

In 2018, Huang was listed in the inaugural Edge 50, naming the world's top 50 influencers in edge computing.[14] In October 2019, Harvard Business Review named Jensen Huang best-performing CEO in the world.[15] In November 2020, Jensen Huang was named "Supplier CEO of the year" by Eurostars AutomotiveNewsEurope.[16] Huang was awarded an honorary doctorate from National Taiwan University at the school anniversary in November, 2020.[17][better source needed] In August 2021, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that Jensen Huang is the 2021 recipient of the industry’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award.[18] In September 2021, he was included in the Time 100, Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.[19]

Personal life[edit]

While at Oregon State, Huang met his future wife, Lori, his engineering lab partner at the time. Huang has two children.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jensen Huang". NVIDIA. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Rogoway, Mike (June 2, 2008). "The Silicon Forest Blog: NVIDIA v. Intel: Rivalry heating up". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  3. ^ "#61 Jen-Hsun Huang". Forbes. April 30, 2008. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "波士堂03-NVIDIA公司的创始人及总裁,黄仁勋". YouTube. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Jensen Huang". Forbes. Retrieved October 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Jensen Huang". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  7. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Mike Rogoway | The (October 15, 2022). "OSU plans $200m supercomputer center backed by $50m from Nvidia CEO". oregonlive. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  8. ^ "Alumnus, NVIDIA founder pledges $30 million for campus engineering center". Stanford University. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center". Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Stanford University Huang Engineering Center | Jamie Sinz". Archinect. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  11. ^ "Events and News". Oneida Baptist Institute. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "CEO Today Magazine January 2020 Edition". CEO Today Magazine. January 24, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  13. ^ "OSU to award 4,680 degrees this week in commencements at Corvallis, Bend". Oregon State University. June 11, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  14. ^ Lima, Joao (June 13, 2018). "EDGE 50: The world's first top 50 edge computing influencers". Broad Group. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "Harvard Business Review Publishes 2019 Ranking of the World's Best-Performing CEOs". October 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "Jensen Huang, 57". Automotive News Europe. October 22, 2020. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  17. ^ "NVIDIA 創辦人暨執行長黃仁勳獲頒臺灣大學名譽博士". YouTube. November 15, 2020. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  18. ^ "NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang to Receive Semiconductor Industry's Top Honor". Semiconductor Industry Association. August 12, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  19. ^ Shilov, Anton (September 15, 2021). "Jensen Huang Makes Time 100 List of Influential People". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  20. ^ Nusca, Andrew (November 16, 2017). "This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He's Just Getting Started". Fortune. Retrieved November 14, 2021.

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